G & P Products, Inc., in Lyons, Illinois, emphasizes the correct handling of safety products when cleaning them. While designed to be long-lasting, certain cleaning chemicals should not be used when washing our products.

Proper Maintenance of Flame-Resistant Garments

Many of today’s FR fabrics can be washed at home. They can also be industrially laundered or professionally dry cleaned. Regardless of the method employed, one key point is to never use chlorine bleach or chlorinated detergents. Simply wash them with mild detergents at temperatures no higher than 140 degrees Fahrenheit. For drying, the temperature should be 120 degrees Fahrenheit or below.

Damaging Chemicals

Chlorine bleach affects the color and negatively alters the protective properties of both inherent and treated FR fabrics. Additives such as starch and fabric softeners, as well as antistatic dryer sheets, should not be used either. With repeated washings, accumulated residue from these products could form a microscopic coating on the fabric. Soap can also leave a film. This coating could interfere with the fabric’s thermal performance.

Liability Statement - Disclaimer of Warranties

These products are warrantied only against defects in Materials. Because applications vary, no use warranty is implied or intended. The buyer should make careful analysis of the use and purpose for which these products are purchased. It will be the buyer’s duty and responsibility to determine whether these products will adequately protect the wearer or user in the environment in which they are to be used.

There are no warranties that extend beyond the description on the face of G & P Products, Inc. The distributors of its products disclaim and exclude any warranties that might otherwise be implied, including warranties of merchant-ability and fitness for any particular intended use, purpose, or application. No oral representation inconsistent with the above shall be binding to G & P Products, Inc.