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Fire safety testing of Children's fancy dress clothing

Childrens fancy dressThe UK Business Secretary Sajid Javid has requested a nationwide investigation into the safety of children's fancy dress costumes. Under this investigaion the costumes will be subjected to flammability testing to assess whether they are safe for sale and compliant with safety standards.

Public Analyst Scientific Services can offer fancy dress clothing testing and is accredited to ISO 17025 for flammability testing on children's clothes to the European Standard BS EN 71-2.

Product Examples

  • Halloween Costumes
  • Film merchandise costumes
  • Fancy dress costumes

In addtion to flammability risk, general product safety issues have been identified with with: 

  • Face marks, wigs and hats
  • Face paints
  • Fake blood
  • Candles
  • Toy bows and arrows


Products can be tested for compliance with:

  • The Toys (Safety) Regulations  2011
  • The General Product Safety  Regulations 2005 
  • The Cosmetic Products (Safety)  Regulation

Contact  info@publicanalystservices.co.uk for further information. 

Updated by: EMHOPASS
Last updated: 08 October 2015

Fire Safety testing of Children's Fancy Dress Costumes