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Consumer Goods (Care Labelling) Information Standard 2023

Updated on : 08-11-2023

Consumer Goods (Care Labelling) Information Standard 2023

The purpose of the Information Standard is to provide consumers, drycleaners, and cleaning professionals with information on how to care for clothing and textile products to help maximise their useful life and avoid damage such as shrinkage and running of colours. It enables consumers to be fully informed at the point of purchase of potential maintenance costs, such as ongoing dry-cleaning.

Regulated goods
 (1) Regulated goods are any clothing, household textiles, apparel (including articles such as wedding dresses, christening gowns, and promotional, sample and flawed articles), furnishings, upholstered furniture, bedding (including sleeping bags), mattresses, bed bases, piece goods and yarns made from textiles, plastics, plastic coated fabrics, suede, skins, hides, grain leathers and/or furs. 

Exempt goods:
Second hand goods (1) All second hand goods. 

Men’s, Women’s, Children’s and Infants’ Wear (2) All unsupported coats (including overcoats, jackets and the like) of PVC film, handkerchiefs, braces, garter suspenders, arm bands, belts, headwear. 
Footwear (3) All footwear other than all types of hosiery and textile materials used in the manufacture of footwear. Drapery (4) All floor cloths, dish cloths, dusters, cleaning cloths, pressing cloths. 
Haberdashery (5) All ornaments, artificial flowers, sewing and embroidery threads and all other small items of haberdashery used in the making of clothing and textile products where instructions are not needed to ensure that the clothing or textile product is not damaged during cleaning and maintenance. 
Furnishings (6) All oil baize, window blinds, shade blinds, sun blinds, awnings, floor coverings, light fittings, lampshades, tapestries, wall hangings, ornaments, handicraft items, draught excluders, non-upholstered furniture, cushions and cushion covers manufactured from remnants and labelled by the manufacturer with the following disclaimer “cushion cover manufactured from remnant/s, care treatment unknown”. 
Jute Products (7) All jute products. 
Medical and Surgical Goods (8) All goods intended for medical and surgical use as bandages, dressings, sanitary pads or materials forming part of manufactured medical and surgical goods. 
Canvas Goods (9) All beach and garden umbrella coverings. 
Miscellaneous Goods (10) All cords, twines, lashings, garden hose, toys, umbrellas and parasols, shoelaces, woven labels, flex coverings, sporting and gardening gloves, articles designed to be disposed of after one use (except where specifically included) or intended for one use only (including disposable plastic rain ponchos and interment garments for the deceased), mops, basket hangers, shoe holders, remnants, industrial gloves, polypropylene webbing furniture, all bags and cases (including handbags, purses, wallets, travel bags, school bags, sports bags, briefcases and wash bags).

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