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Nightwear Regulations in the UK

Nightwear (Safety) Regulations 1985

The Nightwear (Safety) Regulations 1985 are UK Legislation. They impose a legal requirement for all products falling within scope of the regulations.


Regulations relating to flammability of clothing have been in force in the UK since 1987.


This includes all items of nightwear sold in the UK intended for children, together with Baby's garments and nightwear intended for certain adults.

BS EN 14878:2007 Burning Behavior of Children's Nightwear - Specification

BS EN 14878:2007 is a voluntary standard but includes certain clauses which are more onerous than the Nightwear (Safety) Regulations 1985, and some requirements are different in detail.   As children's nightwear in the UK must also comply with General Product Safety Regulations, BS EN 14878 should be taken into account.  Further information can be found on our BS EN 14878:2007 page.

Bolton Consultancy Ltd has extensive experience in the flammability and safety requirements for of Children's Clothing and the application of the Regulation and Standard.   We can provide advice, guidance, training and consultancy in this area. Please contact Bolton Consultancy Ltd to discuss your needs.

Information Sheets

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Flammability of

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