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FIRE HAZARD LABELLING FOR NIGHTWEAR

Bubbaroo puts safety first and takes our responsibilities in this area very seriously. We have prepared the information below to ensure you can keep your children safe from fire hazards and burns in nightwear.

All nightwear sold in Australia must comply with Australian Standard AS/NZS 1249:2014 Children’s Nightwear and limited day-wear. We also further subject our Joey Swag sleeping bags to voluntary testing under the under British Standard BS 8510:2009 Safety of Children’s Sleep Bags because this standard ensures no chemical hazards, thermal hazards or mechanical hazards including entrapment, entanglement, chocking and ingestion, suffocation, structural integrity as well as flammability.

Our Joey Toy® also complies with various toy standards in Europe (EN71 1mechanical & physical properties, EN71-2 Flammability, EN71-3 Specification for migration of certain elements) and Australia (AS/NZS ISO 8124).

AS/NZS 1249:2014 Product Safety Standard aims to ensure that all clothing that is suitable for children to wear at night is either designed to reduce fire danger or is made of fabric that is less likely to burn.

All children’s nightwear must carry a fire hazard label. The label provides to caregivers information aimed at helping to reduce the risk of death and injury from fire hazards.

All product pages where AS/NZS 1249:2014 applies now show a garment's label, so you can make an informed decision when choosing nightwear and sleeping bags.  Please note that AS/NZS 1249:2014 does not apply to swaddles without arm holes or blankets.

 

NEW ZEALAND & AUSTRALIAN JOINT STANDARD:

AS/NZ 1249:2014 is a joint standard between Australia and New Zealand that will be mandatory in both countries from 1 January 2020. Up until 1 January 2020 Australia has used AS/NZ 1249:2003 as our mandatory standard.  

Please note as an Australian company, we ensure that our products comply with the current safety standard in Australia and from 1 January 2020 we will comply with the updated standard. The new standard provides a higher level of safety information for consumers.

 

LABELLING

Children’s nightwear or day-wear that may be worn for sleeping must carry fire danger labels. What label applies depends on what category the nightwear falls under as set out in the Standard.

The Standard sets out four different categories. Which category applies is based on a garment’s design, type of fabric and the burn test results.

Children’s nightwear and sleeping bags must carry one of these 2 labels.

 

1. WHITE CAUTION LABEL

This applies to all garments in categories 1, 2 and 3.

It covers sizes 00 to 14 years.

However all in ones or onesies made from knitted or jersey fabric only need to carry the label from size 3 upwards.

Some sleeping bags carry this label if they have shown to burn slower than high fire danger items, which are generally merino bags.  Our 1.5TOG and 2.5TOG Platinum Joey Swag sleeping bags carry the white caution label.  Our Joey Pod Transitional Swaddles also carry the white caution label.

2. HIGH FIRE DANGER LABEL

Category 4 garments must carry a high fire danger label.

These garments generally contain some form of synthetic fabric or are made from a more flammable natural fabric.

Also looser fitting garments that are more likely to drag or hang loosely will be rated High Fire danger - such as dressing gowns, bath robes and nighties.

Please note the text on the High Fire Danger labels has changed with the 2014 version of the standard.  Our 0.5TOG Joey Swag sleeping bags carry the High Fire Danger label simply because they are made from woven cotton.

 

KEEP YOUR CHILD SAFE

Be aware that if a child is wearing high fire danger nightwear they should stay far away from the fire or heater.

But even a ‘low danger’ label doesn’t mean there is no danger. A low fire danger label does not mean NO fire danger, as all fibres will burn. Even ‘low fire danger’ can still catch fire if the child is too close.

Making sure children stay at least one metre away from any heat source such as a heater or open fire could reduce their risk of injury or death from a fire hazard.

Sleeping bags and swaddles with arm holes are covered by the product safety standard, and will have one of the above labels. We strongly recommend taking off your child's sleeping bag or transitional swaddle when you take them out of their cot. It is not safe to be walking round in a sleeping bag or similar, as your child can easily trip and fall. This could result in injury from the fall or mean they fall onto a heater or other fire hazard. 

Wool is the safest option for nightwear because it has the slowest burn time of any nightwear fabric.

If you have any further questions regarding the new fire labelling, please let us know. 

 

 

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