16 CFR 303.14 - Products containing unknown fibers.

§ 303.14 Products containing unknown fibers.
(a) Where a textile fiber product is made from miscellaneous scraps, rags, odd lots, secondhand materials, textile by-products, or waste materials of unknown, and for practical purposes, undeterminable fiber content, the required fiber content disclosure may, when truthfully applicable, in lieu of the fiber content disclosure otherwise required by the Act and regulations, indicate that such product is composed of miscellaneous scraps, rags, odd lots, textile by-products, secondhand materials (in case of secondhand materials, words of like import may be used) or waste materials, as the case may be, of unknown or undetermined fiber content, as for example:
Made of miscellaneous scraps of undetermined fiber content
100% unknown fibers—rags
All undetermined fibers—textile by-products
100% miscellaneous odd lots of undetermined fiber content
Secondhand materials—fiber content unknown
Made of unknown fibers—waste materials
(b) Where a textile fiber product is made in part from miscellaneous scraps, rags, odd lots, textile by-products, second-hand materials or waste materials of unknown and, for practical purposes, undeterminable fiber content together with a percentage of known or determinable fibers, the required fiber content disclosure may, when truthfully applicable, in lieu of the fiber content disclosure otherwise required by the Act and regulations, indicate the percentage of miscellaneous scraps, rags, odd lots, secondhand materials (in case of secondhand materials, words of like import may be used), textile by-products, or waste materials of unknown or undetermined fiber content and the percentage of known fibers, as for example:
45% Rayon
30% Acetate
25% Miscellaneous scraps of undetermined fiber content.
60% Cotton
40% Unknown fibers—waste materials.
40% Acrylic
20% Modacrylic
40% Undetermined fibers—odd lots.
50% Polyester
30% Cotton
20% Textile by-products of undetermined fiber content.
50% Rayon
50% Secondhand materials—fiber content unknown.
45% Acetate
30% Cotton
25% Miscellaneous rags—undetermined fiber content.
(c) No representation as to fiber content shall be made as to any textile product or any portion of a textile fiber product designated as composed of unknown or undetermined fibers. If any such representation is made, a full and complete fiber content disclosure shall be required.
(d) Nothing contained in this section shall excuse a full disclosure as to fiber content if the same is known or practically ascertainable.
[25 FR 4317, May 14, 1960]

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  • 2013-05-20; vol. 78 # 97 - Monday, May 20, 2013
    1. 78 FR 29263 - Rules andRegulations Under the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act
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      Notice of proposed rulemaking.
      Written comments must be received on or before July 8, 2013.
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