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

Vol. 790 | October 01, 2014

Handbags and Knapsacks

The Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision launched a special product quality supervision and inspection for handbags and knapsacks. The spot check inspected 30 batches of samples; 15 batches were found unqualified.

This spot check was conducted according to the standards QB/T 1333-2010 “Handbag and knapsack,” GB 20400 "Leather and fur― Limit of harmful matter" and related standards. The key items inspected on these samples were label, appearance, shock impact strength, seam strength, accessories, zip durability, colorfastness to rubbing, formaldehyde and AZO.

Primary failed items: shock impact strength and seam strength.

Leather Footwear

The General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the People's Republic of China launched a special product quality supervision and inspection for leather footwear. The spot check inspected 119 batches of samples; 12 batches were found unqualified.

This spot check was conducted according to the standards QB/T 1002-2005 “Leather shoes,” GB 28011-2011 “Shanks for footwear” and QB/T 2955-2008 “Casual shoes.” The key items inspected on these samples were peeling strength of upper and sole, flexing resistance, abrasion resistance, attachment strength of heel, upper pull out strength, stiffness of shank, hardness of shank, minimum lengths of shanks, bending performance, heel hardness and appearance.

Primary failed items: minimum lengths of shanks, hardness of shank, stiffness of shank, bending performance and flexing resistance.

Athletic Footwear

The General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the People's Republic of China launched a special product quality supervision and inspection for athletic footwear. The spot check inspected 120 batches of samples; 6 batches were found unqualified.

This spot check was conducted according to the standards GB/T 15107-2005 “Athletic footwear,” GB/T 532 “Rubber, vulcanized or thermoplastic - Determination of adhesion to textile fabric” (ISO 36:2005,IDT), GB/T 3903.1 “Footwear - General test methods - Flexing resistance,” GB/T 3903.2 “Footwear - General test methods - Abrasion resistance,” GB/T 3903.3 “Footwear - General test methods - Peeling strength,” GB/T 3903.5 “Footwear - General test methods - Appearance quality” and related standards. The key items inspected on these samples were appearance, peeling strength of upper and sole, flexing resistance, abrasion resistance, adhesion of midsole and outsole and peeling strength of upper and foxing.

Primary failed items: flexing resistance, abrasion resistance and appearance.

Sportswear and Knitted Swimming Suits

The General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the People's Republic of China launched a special product quality supervision and inspection for sportswear and knitted swimming suits. The spot check inspected 90 batches of samples; 6 batches were found unqualified.

This spot check was conducted according to the standards GB/T 22849-2009 “Knitted T-shirt,” GB/T 22853-2009 “Knitted Sporstwear,” FZ/T 73013-2010 “Knitted Swimming Suits” FZ/T 73020-2012 “Knitted Casual Wear,” FZ/T 81007-2012 “Casual Wear” and related standards. The key items inspected on sportswear were fiber content, formaldehyde, AZO, colorfastness to water, colorfastness to perspiration, colorfastness to dry rubbing, colorfastness to washing. The key items inspected on knitted swimming suits were fiber content, formaldehyde, pH value, AZO, colorfastness to water, colorfastness to perspiration, colorfastness to dry rubbing, colorfastness to washing, colorfastness to sea water and colorfastness to chlorinated water.

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

Knitted T-shirts

The Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision launched a special product quality supervision and inspection for knitted T-shirts. The spot check inspected 40 batches of samples; 1 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 5296.4-2012 "Instructions for use of products of consumer interest - Part 4: Textiles and apparel," FZ/T 01053-2007 "Textiles-Designation of fiber content," GB/T 29862-2013 "Textiles-Identification of fiber content," GB/T 22849-2009 “Knitted T-shirt,” FZ/T 73020-2012 “Knitted Casual Wear” and related standards. The key items inspected on these samples were fiber content, formaldehyde, pH value, colorfastness to dry rubbing, colorfastness to water, colorfastness to perspiration, colorfastness to light and specification and AZO.

Primary failed items: fiber content.

Leather Footwear (2)

The Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision launched a special product quality supervision and inspection for leather footwear. The spot check inspected 39 batches of samples; 9 batches were found unqualified.

This spot check was conducted according to the standards GB 28011-2011 “Shanks for footwear,” QB/T 1002-2005 “Leather shoes,” QB/T 2955-2008 “Casual shoes” and related standards. The key items inspected on these samples were appearance, peeling strength of upper and sole, bond strength for insole and outsole, flexing resistance, abrasion resistance, attachment strength of heel, upper pull out strength and shanks.

Primary failed items: peeling strength of upper and sole, flexing resistance, abrasion resistance and shanks.

School Uniforms

The Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision launched a special product quality supervision and inspection for school uniforms. The spot check inspected 42 batches of samples; 1 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 5296.4-2012 "Instructions for use of products of consumer interest - Part 4: Textiles and apparel," GB/T 29862-2013 "Textiles-Identification of fiber content," GB/T 2660-2008 “Shirts and Blouses,” GB/T 2664-2009 “Men's Suit and Coats,” GB/T 2665-2009 “Women's Suit and Coats,” GB/T 2666-2009 “Trousers,” GB/T 22849-2009 “Knitted T-shirt,” GB/T 22853-2009 “Knitted Sportwear,” GB/T 22854-2009 “Knitted School Uniform,” GB/T 23328-2009  “Woven Garments for Students,” FZ/T 73020-2012 “Knitted Casual Wear,” FZ/T 73026-2006 “Knitted Skirt Suit,” FZ/T 81003-2003 “Children's Clothing and Student's Wear,” FZ/T 81004-2012 “Skirts and Skirted suit,” FZ/T 81007-2012  “Casual Wear” and related standards. The key items inspected on these samples were fiber content, formaldehyde, colorfastness to dry rubbing, colorfastness to perspiration, colorfastness to water, AZO, colorfastness to light and specification, pilling, cross staining and colorfastness to light.

Primary failed items: fiber content and colorfastness to water.

Silk Quilts

The inner Mongolia Administration For Industry & Commerce launched a special product quality supervision and inspection for silk quilts. The spot check inspected 50 batches of samples; 25 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 5296.4-2012 "Instructions for use of products of consumer interest - Part 4: Textiles and apparel" and related standards. The key items inspected on these samples were label, fiber content, colorfastness to water, colorfastness to perspiration, colorfastness to rubbing, formaldehyde, pH value and filling weight tolerance.

Primary failed items: label, fiber content, pH value and filling weight tolerance.

Children's Garments

The inner Mongolia Administration For Industry & Commerce launched a special product quality supervision and inspection for children's garments. The spot check inspected 80 batches of samples; 46 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 5296.4-2012 "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, odor, AZO, colorfastness to washing, colorfastness to dry cleaning, colorfastness to rubbing, colorfastness to saliva and label.

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

Casual Apparel

The Guangzhou Consumers’ Commission launched a special product quality supervision and inspection for casual apparel. The spot check inspected 172 batches of samples; 36 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 5296.4-2012 "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 water, colorfastness to perspiration, colorfastness to rubbing, colorfastness to light, pH value, AZO, label, seam slippage and pilling.

Primary failed items: AZO, fiber content, colorfastness, seam slippage, pH value and pilling.

Infant Apparel

The Weinan Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision launched a special product quality supervision and inspection for infant apparel. The spot check inspected 23 batches of samples; 18 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 5296.4-2012 "Instructions for use of products of consumer interest - Part 4: Textiles and apparel" and related standards. The key items inspected on these samples were label, formaldehyde, pH value, colorfastness to rubbing and odor.

Primary failed items: label.

Apparel

The Jilin Administration for Industry & Commerce launched a special product quality supervision and inspection for apparel. The spot check inspected 40 batches of samples; 28 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 2660-2008 “Shirts and Blouses,” GB/T 8878-2009 “Cotton knitted underwear,” FZ/T 81003-2003 “Children's Clothing and Student's Wear” and related standards. The key items inspected on these samples were fiber content, colorfastness, formaldehyde and pH value.

Primary failed items: fiber content and colorfastness.

Apparel (2)

The Baoji Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision launched a special product quality supervision and inspection for apparel. The spot check inspected 20 batches of samples; 5 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.

Primary failed items: colorfastness to dry rubbing.

Bedding

Administration for Industry & Commerce OF Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region launched a special product quality supervision and inspection for bedding. The spot check inspected 30 batches of samples; 20 batches were found unqualified.

This spot check was conducted according to the standards GB 18401 "National general safety technical code for textile products," GB 5296.4-2012 "Instructions for use of products of consumer interest - Part 4: Textiles and apparel," GB/T 29862-2013" Textiles - Identification of fiber content," GB/T 22844-2009 " Matched bedding" and related standards. The key items inspected on these samples were label, fiber content, pH value, colorfastness to water, colorfastness to perspiration, colorfastness to rubbing, colorfastness to washing, colorfastness to light, odor and AZO.

Primary failed items: label, fiber content and colorfastness.

Children's Garments (2)

The Administration for Industry & Commerce of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region launched a special product quality supervision and inspection for children's garments. The spot check inspected 31 batches of samples; 22 batches were found unqualified.

This spot check was conducted according to the standards GB 18401 "National general safety technical code for textile products," GB 5296.4-2012 "Instructions for use of products of consumer interest - Part 4: Textiles and apparel," GB/T 29862-2013 " Textiles - Identification of fiber content" and related standards. The key items inspected on these samples were label, fiber content, formaldehyde, pH value, colorfastness to water, colorfastness to perspiration, colorfastness to rubbing, colorfastness to washing, colorfastness to saliva, odor, AZO and total content of heavy metal.

Primary failed items: label, fiber content and colorfastness.

Children's Footwear

The Administration for Industry & Commerce of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region launched a special product quality supervision and inspection for children's footwear. The spot check inspected 27 batches of samples; 17 batches were found unqualified.

This spot check was conducted according to the standards GB 20400 "Leather and fur― Limit of harmful matter," GB/T 22756-2008 “Leather Sandals,” QB/T 2880-2007 “Children's leather shoes,” GB/T 15107- 2005 “Athletic shoes,” QBT 1002-2005 “Leather shoes,” GB 25036-2010 “Children’s Canvas Rubber Footwear” and related standards. The key items inspected on these samples were label, appearance, peeling strength of upper and sole, abrasion resistance, flexing resistance, hardness of shank, free formaldehyde, AZO, outsole hardness, upper pull out strength and colorfastness to rubbing of lining and insole.

Primary failed items: label, appearance, abrasion resistance, upper pull out strength and outsole hardness.

Casual Apparel

The Administration of Quality and Technology Supervision of Guangdong Province launched a special product quality supervision and inspection for casual apparel. The spot check inspected 260 batches of samples; 46 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 5296.4-2012 "Instructions for use of products of consumer interest - Part 4: Textiles and apparel," GB/T 29862-2013 " Textiles - Identification of fiber content," FZ/T 81007-2012 “Casual Wear,” FZ/T 81004-2012 “Skirts and Skirted suit,” FZ/T 81008-2011 “Jackets,” FZ/T 73020-2012 “Knitted Casual Wear,” GB/T 22849-2009 “Knitted T-shirt,” GB/T 22700-2008 “Washed Garment,” FZ/T 81006-2007 “Jeanswear,” FZ/T 73026-2006 “Knitted Skirt Suit,” FZ/T 73032-2009 “Knitted Jeanswear,” GB/T 2662-2008 “Cotton Wadded Clothes,” GB/T 18132-2008 “Silk Garments” and related standards. The key items inspected on these samples were fiber content, formaldehyde, pH value, AZO, colorfastness to water, colorfastness to rubbing, colorfastness to washing, colorfastness to dry cleaning, colorfastness to light, colorfastness to perspiration, seam slippage and label.

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

Footwear

The Administration of Quality and Technology Supervision of Guangdong Province launched a special product quality supervision and inspection for footwear. The spot check inspected 160 batches of samples; 11 batches were found unqualified.

This spot check was conducted according to the standards QB/T 1002-2005 “Leather shoes,” GB/T 22756-2008 “Leather Sandals,” GB/T 15107-2005 “Athletic footwear,” HG/T 2017- 2011 “Sports Shoes,” HG/T 2018- 2003 “Casual Shoes,” GB 20400-2006 "Leather and fur― Limit of harmful matter" and related standards. The key items inspected on these samples were peeling strength of upper and sole, stiffness of shank, colorfastness to rubbing of lining, flexing resistance, whole shoe flexing, upper pull out strength, peeling strength of upper and foxing, peeling strength, colorfastness to rubbing of lining, heel hardness, base thickness, hardness of shank, AZO, elongation at break, tensile strength, density, abrasion resistance, sole abrasion, sole bond (outsole and midsole), adhesion strength between foxing and upper, heel attachment, hardness, free formaldehyde and flexing resistance for whole shoe.

Primary failed items: peeling strength of upper and sole, stiffness of shank, colorfastness to rubbing of lining, flexing resistance and whole shoe flexing.

School Uniforms (2)

The Administration of Quality and Technology Supervision of Guangdong Province launched a special product quality supervision and inspection for school uniforms. The spot check inspected 260 batches of samples; 11 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 5296.4-2012 "Instructions for use of products of consumer interest - Part 4: Textiles and apparel" and related standards. The key items inspected on these samples were label, fiber content, formaldehyde, pH value, AZO, colorfastness to water, colorfastness to rubbing, colorfastness to washing, colorfastness to light, colorfastness to perspiration, bursting strength, back rise strength and seam slippage.

Primary failed items: AZO, pH value, fiber content, colorfastness to washing, back rise strength and seam slippage.

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: +1 847 871 1034
megan.liu@intertek.com

 

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