The clothes we put on our children must be safe. One of the greatest potential risks to children's safety is posed by the presence of small parts, often included in decorative trims, if not firmly attached to the garment, small parts could be removed by children and accidentally swallowed, creating a choking hazard.
Drawstrings, another common component of some clothing, may present a risk of strangulation, in particular when on a garment in the vicinity of the head and neck. If present, drawstrings must be very short in order not to risk getting tangled with other objects with which the child interacts.
Perhaps less obvious, but no less important, is the chemical assessment of children's clothing. This is because chemicals can be absorbed by the body in a variety of ways.