16 CFR Part 423: Trade Regulation Rule on Care Labeling of Textile Wearing Apparel and Certain Piece Goods, FTC Project No. R511915 #00033 

Submission Number:
00033 
Commenter:
Gordon Shaw
Organization:
Hangers Cleaners
State:
California
Initiative Name:
16 CFR Part 423: Trade Regulation Rule on Care Labeling of Textile Wearing Apparel and Certain Piece Goods, FTC Project No. R511915

The requirement that garments sold in the USA must have an approved method for cleaning on a label arrached to the garment has been a great tool in holding designers, manufacturers, and retailers accountable for an implied warranty that a garment will render an appropriate amount of service to that garment's purchaser. It is not perfect, but one can only imaging the nightmare care issues a person might have if those aprties were not required to provide that info, and more important, maker a garment that can be cleaned. I believe English should be sufficient. a person doing business in the US or buying garments in the US has a responsibility to do their due diligence in the country's language. Further, labels that specify "Spot Clean" should be disallowed.