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

Vol. 783 | August 06, 2014

Loungewear, Sleepwear and Underwear

The Guangzhou Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision launched a special product quality supervision and inspection for loungewear, sleepwear and underwear. The spot check inspected 50 batches of samples; 21 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 label, fiber content, formaldehyde, pH value, AZO, colorfastness to water, colorfastness to perspiration, colorfastness to rubbing and colorfastness to washing.

Primary failed items: fiber content and label.

Leather Products, Cases and Bags

The Administration of Quality and Technical Supervision of Guangdong Province launched a special product quality supervision and inspection for leather products, cases and bags. The spot check inspected 80 batches of samples; 33 batches were found unqualified.

This spot check was conducted according to the standards QB/T 1333-2010 "Handbag and knapsack," QB/T 1618-2006 "Leather belt," QB/T 1619-2006 "Wallet," QB/T 2155-2010" Traveling case and Trolley bag" and GB 20400-2006 "Leather and fur-Limit of harmful matter". The key items inspected on these samples were shock impact strength, seam strength, label, colorfastness to rubbing (staining), free formaldehyde, belt body tensile strength, belt hole tearing strength, belt buckle occlude strength, belt teeth occlude strength, AZO, durability of draw bar, zipper durability, zipper operability, colorfastness to crocking, drop test, accessories, accessory durability, accessory quality, lock, hardness of aluminum frame, caster durability, ball impact test – hard case, static load for hard case, face cracking test.

Primary failed items: shock impact strength, label, colorfastness to rubbing, seam strength, free formaldehyde.

Outdoor Jackets

The Shanghai Consumer Council launched a comparative test for outdoor jackets. The spot check inspected 40 batches of samples; 4 batches were found unqualified.

The key items inspected on these samples were fiber content, formaldehyde, pH value and water resistance.

Primary failed items: fiber content.

Bedding

The Shandong Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision launched a special product quality supervision and inspection for bedding. The spot check inspected 30 batches of samples; 2 batches were found unqualified.

This spot check was conducted according to the standards GB/T 22797-2009 "Sheet," GB/T 22796-2009 "Quilts, Quilt cover" and GB/T 22843-2009 "Cushion and pillow." The key items inspected on these samples were formaldehyde, pH value, AZO, colorfastness to water, colorfastness to specification, colorfastness to dry rubbing, colorfastness to washing, fiber content and dimensional stability to washing.

Primary failed items: dimensional stability to washing and colorfastness to alkali perspiration.

Student Wear, Children’s Footwear, Leather Bags and Casual Wear

The Shanxi Province Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision launched a special product quality supervision and inspection for student wear, children’s footwear, leather bags and casual wear.

Products

Total batches

Unqualified batches

Pass rate

Primary failed items

Student wear

75

1

98.7%

Fiber content

Children’s footwear

20

1

95%

Appearance

Leather bag

40

0

100%

/

Casual wear

50

4

92%

Fiber content, seam strength and colorfastness to dry rubbing

Apparel, Maternity Clothes, Infant Apparel & Children’s Underwear, Adult Underwear

The Chengdu Administration for Industry and Commerce launched a special product quality supervision and inspection for apparel (adult and children’s), maternity clothes, infant apparel & children’s underwear and adult underwear.

Products

Unqualified batches

Inspected items

Primary failed items

Apparel (adult and children’s)

35

Fiber content, pH value, odor, AZO, colorfastness to water, colorfastness to dry rubbing, colorfastness to perspiration, formaldehyde and label.

Label, fiber content, formaldehyde, colorfastness to water and colorfastness to perspiration

Maternity clothes

8

Formaldehyde, pH value, AZO and fiber content

Fiber content

Infant’s apparel & children’s underwear

11

Formaldehyde, pH value, odor, AZO, colorfastness to water, colorfastness to dry rubbing, colorfastness to perspiration, colorfastness to saliva, fiber content and label

Label, fiber content, colorfastness to perspiration

Adult underwear

20

Formaldehyde, pH value, odor, AZO, colorfastness to water, colorfastness to dry rubbing, colorfastness to perspiration, fiber content and label

Label, fiber content, colorfastness to water and colorfastness to perspiration

Silk Fabrics, Knitted Fabrics, Adult Apparel, Children’s Apparel

The Shaoxing Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision launched a special product quality supervision and inspection for silk fabrics, knitted fabrics, adult apparel and children’s apparel.

Products

Total batches

Unqualified batches

Pass rate

Primary failed items

Silk fabrics

50

0

100%

/

Knitted fabrics

55

0

100%

/

Adult apparel

17

2

89.5%

Colorfastness to water, fiber content, colorfastness to perspiration

Children’s apparel

14

1

93.3%

Label

Footwear

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

This spot check was conducted according to the standards QB/T 1002-2005 "Leather shoes," GB/T 15107-2005 "Athletic shoes," 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, abrasion resistance of outsole, adhesion of midsole and outsole, attachment strength of heel, formaldehyde and AZO.

Primary failed items: formaldehyde, flexing resistance, abrasion resistance of outsole and shoe size.

Leather Sandals

The Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision launched a special product quality supervision and inspection for leather sandals. The spot check inspected 40 batches of samples; 13 batches were found unqualified.

This spot check was conducted according to the standards GB 28011-2011 "Shanks for footwear, " GB/T 22756-2008 "Leather sandals," QB/T 2955-2008 "Casual shoes" and related standards. The key items inspected on these samples were appearance, flexing resistance, abrasion resistance, upper pull out strength, colorfastness to rubbing of lining, size of shank, heel attachment and heel hardness.

Primary failed items: flexing resistance, upper pull out strength, colorfastness to rubbing of lining and size of shank.

For further inquiries, please contact:

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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