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Taiwan’s Bureau of Standards, Metrology, and Inspection (BSMI) has published changes to the CNS 15291, Safety of Children’s Clothing-Cords and Drawstrings on Children’s Clothing-Specifications.

The content of the current CNS 15291 amendment includes 4 major revisions, which are:

  1. In regards to the usage of “Adjusting Tabs” (as illustrated in picture 1), the free ends must be paired with button, toggle button, or buckle that do not cause entrapment.
  2. Clothing worn from the waist down (ex. pants, skirts) shall not have free ends of drawstrings longer than 20 cm at each end when the clothing is in a natural relaxed state (as illustrated in picture 2).
  3. In regards to sleeves, drawstrings, functional cords and decorative cords located below the elbow on long sleeve shall not hang below the lower edge of the cuff, with the free ends not exceeding 7.5cm (as illustrated in picture 3).
  4. In regards to halter neck style clothing, as long as no free ends are present during wear, it is acceptable to use a clip or fastening for the two cords (as illustrated in picture 4).

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