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#1 of 5 Old 09-24-2004, 10:22 PM - Thread Starter
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Do companies have to put a line about fire retardants on the tags of things that have them? I've seen it on a lot of PJ's, and I thought that it was used on all bedding. However, I have some sheets that don't say anything about them. Could this mean that they are "safe" from the flame retardant chemicals, or is there just not any law that they have to be marked?

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interesting question, I think if there's no tag it means they are not treated.

I let my moms end me PJs for my daughter, I find to much of a hassle to go looking for cotton pjs that are not treated and I won;t go for polyester

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I don't buy synthetics and I make sure that the label doesn't say, "To maintain fire retardancy, wash like so..."

It's not a guarantee, but it helps, I'm sure. I also will be looking for as much organic cotton clothing as I can afford. Sadly, that's not going to be much. My budget so far has included only used baby clothes.

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I never bought that kind of clothing. If it resists fire, what is my kid breathing as far as chemicals? My kids sleep in plain old cotton t's. Often they are my dh's concert tees from the 80's. As a compromise to safety, I have smoke detectors in each of their bedrooms.
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Honestly, I don't get it either. If my son's in an environment that's hot enough to catch his jammies on fire, then he's got bigger problems than his PJs. Aside from that, open flame is something I hope we can keep him away from until he's old enough to stop, drop and roll.
My fire department issues us fire-resistant uniforms, and I have the same thoughts about those.
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