16 CFR Part 423; Public Roundtable Analyzing Proposed Changes to the Trade Regulation Rule on Care Labeling of Textile Wearing Apparel and Certain Piece Goods as Amended # 00015

Submission Number:
00015
Commenter:
Mir Quddus
Organization:
AATCC
State:
North Carolina
Initiative Name:
16 CFR Part 423; Public Roundtable Analyzing Proposed Changes to the Trade Regulation Rule on Care Labeling of Textile Wearing Apparel and Certain Piece Goods as Amended
Matter Number:

R511915

4/10/2014 Robert M. Frisby, Assistant Director Bureau of Consumer Protection Federal Trade Commission 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20580 Dear Mr. Assistant Director, Thanks for inviting me to participate in the reasonable basis session FTC roundtable discussion on home laundering temperatures. I enjoyed the support given by roundtable discussion participants (especially Seemanta Mitra, Intertek Testing Services and Stacy Sopcich, Green Earth). As per my comments during the session and our discussion afterwards, I recommend adding the following paragraph in 16CFR, Part 423.9 Page No. 401, after paragraph (g): (h) The Standardization of Home Laundry Test Conditions Monograph (M6) developed by American Association of Textile Chemist & Colorists (AATCC) may be used as a supplement to refer a range of washing temperatures available in today’s consumer laundering machines. It should be noted that these temperatures fall within the tolerance range specified in section 423.2.d of 16 CFR. This monograph may be obtained from the AATCC website: http://www.aatcc.org/testing/supplies/docs/205-M06.pdf or may be reviewed at the Federal Trade Commission, room 130, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington DC. Addition of this paragraph will enable proper implementation of 16CFR Part 423 using AATCC’s M6 which will benefit both textile manufacturers and consumers alike. Sincerely yours, (Mir AAR Quddus, PhD) Chairman, RA88 Subcommittee American Association of Textile Chemists & Colorists Attachments 1. AATCC Monograph M6-2013 2. FTC-AATCC Temperature comparison table 3. Signed copy of this comment letter