commission says snug-fitting sleepwear does not
ignite easily and, even if ignited, doesn't burn as
rapidly because there is little air under the
garment to feed a fire.
Under federal safety rules,
garments sold as children's sleepwear for sizes larger than 9
months and up to size 14 must be either flame-resistant or
snug-fitting. Most makers of that sleepwear advertise their
compliance with federal guidelibes with hangtags that come with
the garment when it's purchased.
"It is safer to put your
children in flame-resistant or snug-fitting sleepwear, not
over-size, loose- fitting cotton or cotton blend garments," says
CPSC vice chairman Thomas Moore.