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ASTM D5489-2018 pdf free download.Standard Guide for Care Symbols for Care Instructions on Textile Products
1. Scope
1.1 This guide provides a uniform system ofsymbols for the disclosure of care instructions on textile products such as apparel, piece goods, and household and institutional articles, hereinafter referred to as “textile,” or “textile product.” 1.2 This guide provides a comprehensive system ofsymbols to represent care instructions reducing language-dependent care instructions. 1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only. 1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appro- priate safety, health, and environmental practices and deter- mine the applicability ofregulatory limitations prior to use. 1.5 This international standard was developed in accor- dance with internationally recognized principles on standard- ization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recom- mendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.
3. Terminology
3.1 Definitions—For definitions of terms related to care labeling, refer to Terminology D3136. For definitions of other textile terms used in this guide, refer to Terminology D123. 3.1.1 care instructions, n—in textiles, a series of directions that describe practices which should refurbish a product without adverse effects, and that warn against any part of the directions which one could reasonably be expected to use that may harm the item. D3136 3.1.2 care label, n—in textiles, a label or other affixed instruction set that reports how a product should be refur- bished. Discussion—The Federal Trade Commission, in Rule 16 CFR 423, requires care instructions on most apparel and certain other textile items. In relation to these products, the FTC definition states: “Care Label means a permanent label or tag, containing regular care information and instructions, that is attached or affixed in some manner that will not become separated from the product and will remain legible during the useful life of the product.” D3136 3.1.3 care symbol, n—a pictorial symbol that gives direc- tions for refurbishing a consumer textile product.
4. Significance and Use
4.1 This guide provides symbols and a system for their use by which care instructions for textile products can be conveyed in a simple, space-saving, and easily understood pictorial format that is not language dependent. See also ADJD5489-E- PDF. Currently, the FTC Care Labeling Rule recognizes Guide D5489-96c. 4.2 Care symbols are an important means for identifying the appropriate care procedure for home laundering, commercial laundering, professional textile care, and coin-operated drycleaning, of textile products. 4.3 Care labeling using symbols can be used by the pur- chaser to select textiles on the basis ofthe care method required without knowledge of the language. The FTC Care Labeling Rule specifies Guide D5489-96c symbols. Additional changes in words and symbols have been added to this guide which are not covered by 16 CFR 423. In the United States, when care symbols only are to be included in a care label, the FTC requires that the Guide D5489-96c version of symbols must be used. However, the symbols, as included in this standard version (Guide D5489-18), may be used if symbols are used in addition to full care instructions written in English wording. 4.4 In countries in which a word-based care labeling system is required, the care symbol system may be used as a supplemental system. 4.5 The word-based instructions for each symbol in this guide are harmonious with Terminology D123, and Terminol- ogy D3136, the United States Federal Trade Commission Care Labeling Rule, 16 CFR 423, and industry practice (see Figs. 1 and 2). 4.6 The care label symbol system is based on five basic care symbols representing five operations: washing, bleaching, drying, ironing, and professional textile care. 4.7 One color is used for all care symbols in this care labeling system. N OTE 1—While this symbol system uses one color, it is harmonious with tri-color systems such as the Canadian system because the instruc- tions are clear whether printed in one or three colors.

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