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What You Need to Know Before Decorating Child Garments

It’s common knowledge that infants and children shouldn’t play with matches, scissors, or strangers. But what about phthalates? Say what? Pronounced th-al-ates, this chemical is used to soften plastic, but several have been banned through the CPSIA Act of 2008 after it was discovered certain phthalates were linked to developmental issues in young children. CPSIA (The Consumer and Product Safety Improvement Act) also put in place more stringent laws on lead content.

It’s vitally important that infant and children’s garments are made with pthalate and lead free materials to not only comply with the law, of course, but also for the safety of your child’s development. Parents Magazine warns parents about the risks of phthalates and lead in their article, Top 10 Chemicals to Avoid.

Fear not, if you’re using a heat transfer vinyl that bears the EasyWeed™ name! EasyWeed™EasyWeed™ Extra, EasyWeed™ Electric, EasyWeed™ Stretch, EasyWeed™ Foil, and EasyWeed™ Sub Block are all lead and pthalate free making them CPSIA certified.

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Almost all of Siser heat transfer vinyls are CPSIA certified.  To see if your material is certified go to the Siser website, select a product page, and scroll bellow the “Available Colors” section. If the material is certified the next section will be “Certification” if it’s not the next section will be “Specifications.”

Keep your kiddos safe, stylish, and chemical free with EasyWeed™ and other Siser materials!

Lily Campau

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Lily Campau is new to the Heat Transfer Vinyl industry, but she’s always been a crafter who enjoys a wide variety of projects. Her particular passions lie in knitting, sewing, and upcycling home décor. Lily is looking forward to all the vinyl projects to come!

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  2. I am working on becoming CPSC compliant as a small batch manufacturer of children’s clothing. How do I get a certificate/letter to keep on file? Thanks!

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