Results of China Market Textile and Footwear Spot Checks in August 2014

Vol. 786 | September 08, 2014


Swimwear

The Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision launched a special product quality supervision and inspection for swimwear. The spot check inspected 32 batches of samples; 8 batches were found unqualified.

This spot check was conducted according to the standards GB 18401-2010 "National general safety technical code for textile products," FZ/T 73013-2010 "Knitted swimming suits" and related standards. The key items inspected on these samples were formaldehyde, pH value, AZO, colorfastness to water, colorfastness to perspiration, colorfastness to dry rubbing, colorfastness to sea water, colorfastness to chlorinated pool water, colorfastness to light, stretch & recovery property, stretch & recovery property to chlorinated pool, fiber content.

Primary failed items: colorfastness to chlorinated pool water, colorfastness to light, fiber content and formaldehyde.

Children’s and Infant Apparel

The Guangzhou Consumers’ Commission launched a comparative test for children’s and infant apparel. The comparative test inspected 60 batches of samples; 16 batches were found unqualified.

This spot check was conducted according to the standards GB 18401-2010 "National general safety technical code for textile products," GB 5296.4-1998 "Instructions for use of products of consumer interest - Part 4: Textiles and apparel" and related standards. The key items inspected on these samples were fiber content, formaldehyde, colorfastness to washing, colorfastness to water, colorfastness to perspiration, colorfastness to rubbing, colorfastness to light, pH value, AZO, seam properties and label.

Primary failed items: fiber content, AZO, colorfastness, pH value, label and seam properties.

Swimwear (2)

The Jiangsu Province Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision launched a special product quality supervision and inspection for swimwear. The spot check inspected 40 batches of samples; 27 batches were found unqualified.

This spot check was conducted according to the standards GB 18401 "National general safety technical code for textile products," GB 5296.4 "Instructions for use of products of consumer interest - Part 4: Textiles and apparel," FZ/T 73013-2010 "Knitted swimming suits" and related standards. The key items inspected on these samples were label, fiber content, formaldehyde, pH value, AZO, colorfastness to dry rubbing, colorfastness to perspiration, colorfastness to light, colorfastness to washing, colorfastness to sea water, colorfastness to chlorinated pool water, stretch & recovery property, stretch & recovery property to chlorinated pool.

Primary failed items: colorfastness to light, stretch & recovery property, fiber content and label.

Leather Shoes and Athletic Footwear

The Dongying Administration for Industry & Commerce launched a special product quality supervision and inspection for leather shoes and athletic footwear. The spot check inspected 14 batches of leather shoes samples and 8 batches of athletic footwear samples; 3 batches of leather shoes and 2 batches of athletic footwear were found unqualified.

This spot check was conducted according to the standards QB/T 1002-2005 "Leather shoes," GB/T 15107-2005 "Athletic footwear," GB 20400-2006 "Leather and fur-Limit of harmful matter". The key items inspected on these samples were shoe size, appearance, peeling strength of upper and sole, upper pull out strength, flexing resistance, flexing resistance, adhesion of midsole and outsole, attachment strength of heel, formaldehyde and AZO.

Primary failed items: leather shoes – formaldehyde and flexing resistance; athletic footwear – shoe size and abrasion resistance.

Knitted T-shirts, Women’s and Men's Trousers, Shirts and Blouses

The Xi’an Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision launched a special product quality supervision and inspection for knitted T-shirts, women’s and men's trousers, shirts and blouses.

Products

Total batches

Unqualified batches

Pass rate

Inspected items

Unqualified items

Knitted T-shirts

34

2

94.1%

Fiber content, pH value, colorfastness to dry rubbing, colorfastness to water, colorfastness to perspiration

Fiber content

Women’s and Men's Trousers

48

3

93.8%

Fiber content, pH value, colorfastness to dry rubbing, colorfastness to water, colorfastness to perspiration

Fiber content, pH value

Shirts and Blouses

 

27

2

92.6%

Fiber content, pH value, formaldehyde, colorfastness to dry rubbing, colorfastness to water, colorfastness to perspiration

Fiber content, colorfastness

Apparel

The Quality and Technical Supervision Bureau of Dalian launched a special product quality supervision and inspection for apparel. The spot check inspected 32 batches of samples; no batch was found unqualified.

This spot check was conducted according to the standards GB 18401-2010 "National general safety technical code for textile products," GB 5296.4-1998 "Instructions for use of products of consumer interest - Part 4: Textiles and apparel" and related standards. The key items inspected on these samples were fiber content, formaldehyde, pH value, colorfastness to water, colorfastness to perspiration, colorfastness to dry rubbing, odor and AZO.

Children’s and Adult Garments

The Jilin Administration for Industry & Commerce launched a special product quality supervision and inspection for children’s and adult garments. The spot check inspected 56 batches of samples; 34 batches were found unqualified.

This spot check was conducted according to the standards GB 18401-2010 "National general safety technical code for textile products," FZ/T 01053-2007 "Textiles-Designation of fiber content," GB/T 22849-2009 "Knitted T-shirt," GB/T 8878-2009 " Cotton knitted underwear" and related standards. The key items inspected on these samples were fiber content, colorfastness, formaldehyde and pH value.

Primary failed items: fiber content, colorfastness and pH value.

Silk Quilts

The Tianjin City Administration for Industry & Commerce launched a special product quality supervision and inspection for silk quilts. The spot check inspected 10 batches of samples; 4 batches were found unqualified.

This spot check was conducted according to the standards GB 18401-2010 "National general safety technical code for textile products," GB 5296.4-1998 "Instructions for use of products of consumer interest - Part 4: Textiles and apparel" and GB/T 24252-2009 "Silk quilts". The key items inspected on these samples were label, formaldehyde, pH value, colorfastness to water, colorfastness to washing, colorfastness to rubbing, colorfastness to perspiration, fiber content, compression-recovery performance, filling weight tolerance, odor and AZO.

Primary failed items: filling weight tolerance and fiber content.

Sunglasses

The Tianjin City Administration for Industry & Commerce launched a special product quality supervision and inspection for sunglasses. The spot check inspected 10 batches of samples; 2 batches were found unqualified.

This spot check was conducted according to the standards QB 2457-1999 "Sunglasses" and GB 10810.3-2006 "Spectacle lenses and related eye wear-Part 3: Transmittance specifications and test methods." The key items inspected on these samples were defects and surface quality, difference of vertex power, difference of prismatic power, quality of assembly, luminous transmittance, mean transmittance (UV spectrum), chromaticity coordinates, traffic signal transmittance, surface quality of frame and label.

Primary failed items: luminous transmittance, mean transmittance (UV spectrum) and traffic signal transmittance.

Shirts and Blouses

The Jiangsu Province Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision launched a special product quality supervision and inspection for shirts and blouses. The spot check inspected 308 batches of samples; 61 batches were found unqualified.

This spot check was conducted according to the standards GB 18401-2010 "National general safety technical code for textile products," GB 5296.4-1998 "Instructions for use of products of consumer interest - Part 4: Textiles and apparel," GB/T 2660-2008 "Shirts and blouses" and related standards. The key items inspected on these samples were label, AZO, formaldehyde, pH value, colorfastness to perspiration, colorfastness to water, colorfastness to washing, colorfastness to light, colorfastness to rubbing, seam slippage and fiber content.

Primary failed items: pH value, seam slippage, colorfastness to rubbing, fiber content, label and AZO.

T-shirts

The Jiangsu Province Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision launched a special product quality supervision and inspection for T-shirts. The spot check inspected 169 batches of samples; 50 batches were found unqualified.

This spot check was conducted according to the standards GB 18401-2010 "National general safety technical code for textile products," GB 5296.4-1998 "Instructions for use of products of consumer interest - Part 4: Textiles and apparel," GB/T 22849-2009 "Knitted T-shirt" and related standards. The key items inspected on these samples were label, AZO, formaldehyde, pH value, colorfastness to perspiration, colorfastness to water, colorfastness to washing, colorfastness to light, colorfastness to rubbing, pilling and fiber content.

Primary failed items: formaldehyde, pH value, colorfastness to light, colorfastness to rubbing, colorfastness to washing, fiber content and label.

Skirts

The Jiangsu Province Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision launched a special product quality supervision and inspection for skirts. The spot check inspected 156 batches of samples; 59 batches were found unqualified.

This spot check was conducted according to the standards GB 18401-2010 "National general safety technical code for textile products," GB 5296.4-1998 "Instructions for use of products of consumer interest - Part 4: Textiles and apparel," FZ/T 81004-2012 "Skirts and Skirted suit," FZ/T 73026-2006 "Knitted Skirt Suit" and related standards. The key items inspected on these samples were label, AZO, formaldehyde, pH value, colorfastness to perspiration, colorfastness to water, colorfastness to washing, colorfastness to light, colorfastness to rubbing, seam slippage and fiber content.

Primary failed items: pH value, seam slippage, colorfastness to rubbing, colorfastness to washing, fiber content and label.

Bedding

The Qingdao Province Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision launched a special product quality supervision and inspection for bedding. The spot check inspected 32 batches of samples; no batch was found unqualified.

This spot check was conducted according to the standards GB 18401-2010 "National general safety technical code for textile products," GB/T 22796-2009 "Quilts, Quilt cover," GB/T 22797-2009 "Sheet," GB/T 22843-2009 "Cushion and pillow," GB/T 22844-2009 "Matched bedding," GB/T 29862-2013 "Textiles-Identification of fiber content" and related standards. The key items inspected on these samples were fiber content, formaldehyde, pH value, AZO, colorfastness to perspiration, colorfastness to water, colorfastness to washing, colorfastness to rubbing.

Contacts:

Shanghai: Ms.Dora Tang
Tel: +86 21 6091 7076
dora.tang@intertek.com

Guangzhou: Ms.Liu Hui Li
Tel: +86 20 2820 9274
huili.liu@intertek.com

Tianjin: Mr.Howard Xing
Tel: +86 22 8371 2820
howard.xing@intertek.com

US: Ms. Megan Liu
Tel: +1 224 520 3114
megan.liu@intertek.com

 

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