Infant – Children

When it comes to the health and well-being of your infant or small child, you can count on YKK North and Central America Group.  We provide comfortable, functional and fashionable zippers with a wide range of color selections, as well as snap closures for children’s and infant clothing. Although children’s clothing is exempt from the ASTM small parts test, YKK conducts internal testing employing the ASTM standards for this product to avoid choking hazard risks.  Also, these products’ lead content falls well within the minimum safe levels prescribed by the CPSIA.  YKK’s quality assurance provides our customers peace of mind with  every fastening product we manufacture.

YKK considers not only how zippers are used in children’s apparel, but also what the potential hazards associated with exposure to zippers will be.  With YKK zippers, larger top stops prevent sliders from coming off the zipper; and they do not contain Azo-dye, formaldehyde, or lead.  We think about fun, too.  Our polychromatic, multi-colored teeth zippers are eye-catching and color coordinating.  The structure of YKK’s FasTrack® separating zipper, which increases the durability of open parts, makes this separating zipper’s alignment easier.  It can be operated with only one hand and assists not only little folks, but arthritic and disabled ones as well.

Q. Are YKK® zippers for infant/children's wear safe for coming into contact with children's skin, and are they environmentally friendly?
A. Yes, we conduct a wide variety of tests under a number of environmental and safety standards to ensure our products may safely come in contact with children's skin. YKK continually performs extensive research into materials and technologies that enable us to further minimize risks to human health and our environment.
Q. Should parents be concerned about their children being able to easily pull or twist off the slider pulls on zippers?
A. No. Although not required under the CPSIA, YKK makes the effort to ensure the zippers recommended for use in children's wear pass the ASTM tab twist test.