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Author:  Chaim
E-mail:  not available
Date:  1/19/2005 10:19:00 AM
Subject:  shatnez checking
Message:  My gut tells me that we are being told to check garments for Shatnez more than need be. Where I live it costs 8$ to check a suit, as well as a few days wait (time can be money when, e.g., if you need a suit quickly for a wedding or job interview). In my 20 years of getting garments checked, I never had a US/Canadian made suit with Shatnez, and I had maybe 5 garments with shatnez otherwise. One would think that there is a miut shebmiut here upon which one could rely.

1) Must one check American/Canadian made suits? What about from other countries?
2) Do you have any advice on how consumers of official Shatnez checking orginization could demand release of shtnez-incidence data. Give us the numbers and let us decide if we want to check! (As I write this I smile at how naive I sound).
Reply:  And you are right. You don't need to check

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