Essay on Care Label Symbol

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GUIDE TO COMMON HOME LAU NDERING AND DRYCLEAN ING SYMBOLS
DOS/WIN Code Ref#

Care Symbol

Written Care Instructions

What Care Symbol and Instructions Mean

Wash
MW_Norm

Machine Wash, Normal

Garment may be laundered through the use of hottest available water, detergent or soap, agitation, and a machine designed for this purpose. Initial water temperature should not exceed 30C or 65 to 85F. Initial water temperature should not exceed 40C or 105F. Initial water temperature should not exceed 50C or 120F. Initial water temperature should not exceed 60C or 140F. Initial water temperature should not exceed 70C or 160F. Initial water temperature should not exceed 95C or 200F.

30C
MW30C

Machine Wash, Cold

40C
MW40C
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B_Any

Bleach When Needed

Non-Chlorine Bleach When Needed
B_NonChl

Do Not Bleach
B_DoNt_S

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G U I D E TO C O M M O N H O M E L A U N D E R I N G A N D D RYC L E A N I N G SYM B O LS
DOS/WIN Code Ref#

Care Symbol

Written Care Instructions

What Care Symbol and Instructions Mean

Dry
TD_Nor

Tumble Dry, Normal

A machine dryer may be regularly used at the hottest available temperature setting. A machine dryer may be regularly used at a maximum of Low Heat setting.

TD_Nor_L

Tumble Dry, Normal, Low Heat Tumble Dry, Normal, Medium Heat Tumble Dry, Normal, High Heat Tumble Dry, Normal, No Heat Tumble Dry, Permanent Press Tumble Dry, Gentle

TD_Nor_M

A machine dryer may be regularly used at a maximum of Medium Heat setting. A machine dryer may be regularly used at a High Heat setting. A machine dryer may be regularly used only at No Heat or Air Only setting. A machine dryer may be regularly used only at the Permanent Press setting. A machine dryer may be regularly used only at the Gentle setting.

TD_Nor_H

NOTE SYSTEM OF DOTS INDICATING TEMPERATURE RANGE IS

TD_NoHet

TD_PP

TD_ Gen_ L

THE SAME FOR ALL DRY PROCEDURES.
TD_DoNot

Do Not Tumble Dry

A machine dryer may not be used. Usually accompanied by an alternate drying method symbol. A machine dryer may

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