Safety FAQs

1. What are the legal obligations for testing fancy dress costumes?

2. What does the flammability test involve?

3. What steps are taken to ensure the legal safety standards are met on all Smiffys costumes?

4. What should I look for on the label?

5. What are the legal safety-testing requirements for Nightwear?

6. What does the Nightwear (Safety) Standards flammability test involve?

7. What are the main differences between EN71 and the Nightwear (Safety) Regulations?

8. What does Smiffys new safety policy on all new lines in the 2016 collection mean for me as a consumer?

From January 2016, all Smiffys children's costumes are tested to meet BOTH EN71 & Nightwear standards, in order to ensure the absolute highest safety standards and provide reassurance that all children?s costumes are as safe and fit for purpose. 

Building on the strict safety testing standards already in place, Intertek will continue to test Smiffys costumes to EN71 standards and additional Nightwear (Safety) Regulations standards testing has been introduced at source.