Submission Number: 00117
Received: 9/6/2011 4:53:27 PM
Commenter: Kevin Kell
Organization: Twin Kell Cleaners Ltd
Agency: Federal Trade Commission
Initiative: 16 CFR Part 423: Trade Regulation Rule on Care Labeling of Textile Wearing Apparel and Certain Piece Goods, FTC Project No. R511915
Attachments: No Attachments
I am definitely in favor of uniform care labeling legislation. I am not opposed to international symbols as currently used. Failure to apply some type of reasonable labeling would create an enormous amount of problems both for the textile maintenance industry as well as for consumers who will be left holding a garment that is in damaged condition.
I might add that I do not consider "spot clean only" a viable service remedy and creates the illusion that a customer can buy an expensive garment, thinking that it can be serviced when in fact it cannot. An appropriate alternative should be "do not dryclean" "do not wash" which would likely diminish the consumers likelihood of making the purchase. This would send a message to the manufacturer, the importance of proper labeling, when they can't make a sale.