Results of China Market Textile and Footwear Spot Checks in February 2015

Vol. 816 | March 04, 2015

Down/Feather Quilts
The Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision launched a special product quality supervision and inspection for down/feather quilts. The spot check inspected 20 batches of samples; 1 batch was found unqualified.

This spot check was conducted according to GB 18401-2010 “National general safety technical code for textile products” and related standards. The key items inspected on these samples were formaldehyde, pH value, AZO, colorfastness to water, colorfastness to perspiration, colorfastness to rubbing, air permeability, fiber content, filling weight tolerance, down content, turbidity, oxygen number and  microorganism.

Primary failed items: down content.

Casual Wear
The Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision launched a special product quality supervision and inspection for casual wear. The spot check inspected 60 batches of samples; 10 batches were found unqualified.

This spot check was conducted according to GB 18401-2010 “National general safety technical code for textile products,” GB/T 29862-2013 “Textiles – Identification of fiber content,” FZ/T 81007-2012 “Casual Wear,” FZ/T 81008-2011 “Jackets,” FZ/T 81010-2009 “Trench Coats” 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, AZO, colorfastness to washing and colorfastness to dry cleaning.

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

Footwear
The Guizhou Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision launched a special product quality supervision and inspection for footwear. The spot check inspected 50 batches of samples; 2 batches were found unqualified.

This spot check was conducted according to QBT 1002-2005 “Leather shoes,” GB/T 15107- 2013 “Athletic footwear” and QB/T 2955-2008 “Casual Shoes.”

Primary failed items: whole shoe flexing, shank stiffness and hardness.

Garments and Bedding
The Jilin Administration for Industry & Commerce launched a special product quality supervision and inspection for garments and bedding. The spot check inspected 47 batches of samples; 25 batches were found unqualified.

This spot check was conducted according to GB 5296.4 “Instructions for use of products of consumer interest – Part 4: Textiles and apparel,” GB 18401 “National general safety technical code for textile products” and related standards. The key items inspected on these samples were label, fiber content, colorfastness to water, colorfastness to washing, colorfastness to perspiration, colorfastness to rubbing, pH value and filling weight tolerance.

Primary failed items: label, fiber content and colorfastness.

Down Garments, Wool/Cashmere Garments and Thermal Underwear
The Guangzhou Consumers’ Commission launched a comparative test for down garments, wool/cashmere garments and thermal underwear. The comparative test inspected 74 batches of samples; 19 batches were found unqualified.

This spot check was conducted according to 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 washing, colorfastness to water, colorfastness to perspiration, colorfastness to rubbing, colorfastness to light, pH value, AZO, filling weight, down content, oxygen number, turbidity, label and pilling.

Products

Total batches

Qualified batches

Unqualified batches

Primary failed items

Pass rate (%)

Down Garments

30

26

4

Fiber content, oxygen number and turbidity

86.7

Wool/Cashmere Garments

24

14

10

Fiber content, pilling and label

58.3

Thermal Underwear

20

15

5

Colorfastness

75

Total

74

55

19

-

74.3

 

Thermal Underwear, Silk Quilt, Shirts, Coats, Wadded Garments and Trousers
The Qingdao Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision launched a special product quality supervision and inspection for thermal underwear, silk quilt, shirts, coats, wadded garments and trousers.

Products

Total batches

Unqualified batches

Standards

Test items

Primary failed items

Thermal Underwear

15

0

GB 18401-2010 “National general safety technical code for textile products” and FZ/T 73022-2012 “Knitted thermal underwear”

Fiber content, formaldehyde, pH value, AZO, colorfastness to water, colorfastness to dry rubbing, colorfastness to perspiration and warmth retention

-

Silk Quilt

8

0

GB 18401-2010 “National general safety technical code for textile products” and GB/T 24252-2009 “Silk Quilt”

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

-

Shirts

7

0

GB 18401-2010 “National general safety technical code for textile products” and GB/T 2660-2008 “Shirts and Blouses”

Fiber content, formaldehyde, pH value, AZO, colorfastness to water and colorfastness to perspiration

-

Coats

10

1

GB 18401-2010 “National general safety technical code for textile products,” GB/T 2664-2009” Men's Suits and Coats” and GB/T 2665-2009” Women's Suits and Coats”

Fiber content, formaldehyde, pH value, AZO, colorfastness to water, colorfastness to dry rubbing, colorfastness to perspiration, colorfastness to dry cleaning, pilling and bonding strength of adhesive interlining

Fiber content

Wadded Garments

16

0

GB 18401-2010 “National general safety technical code for textile products” and GB/T 2662-2008” Cotton Wadded Clothes”

Fiber content, formaldehyde, pH value, AZO, colorfastness to water, colorfastness to dry rubbing, colorfastness to perspiration, colorfastness to dry cleaning and colorfastness to light

-

Trousers

11

2

GB 18401-2010 “National general safety technical code for textile products” and GB/T 2666-2009” Trousers”

Fiber content, formaldehyde, pH value, AZO, colorfastness to water, colorfastness to dry rubbing, colorfastness to perspiration, colorfastness to dry cleaning and pilling

Fiber content and colorfastness to dry cleaning

 

Wool Knitted Goods (Cashmere Knitted Goods), Home Textile Products, Suits/Coats and Beach Sandals
The Administration Quality and Technical Supervision of Guangdong Province launched a special product quality supervision and inspection for woolen knitted goods (cashmere goods), home textile products, suits/coats and beach sandals.

Products

Total batches

Unqualified batches

Standards

Test items

Primary failed items

Beach Sandals

5

1

HG/T 3086- 2011 “Rubber-plastic sandals and slippers”

Attachment strength, tensile strength, hardness, abrasion resistance, compression set, density, flexing resistance, upper pull out strength, discoloration for footwear and slip resistance for outsole

Attachment strength

Wool Knitted Goods (Cashmere Knitted Goods)

90

11

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 24011-2010 “Cashmere Woven Scarf and Shawl,” FZ/T 24019-2012 “Printing cashmere knitting goods,” FZ/T 73005-2012 “Low wool content and wool like knitting goods,” FZ/T 73009-2009 “Cashmere Knitting Goods,” FZ/T 73018-2012 “Wool Knitting Goods,” FZ/T 73034-2009 “Semi-worsted wool knitting goods”

Label, fiber content, formaldehyde, pH value, AZO, colorfastness to water, colorfastness to perspiration, colorfastness to rubbing, colorfastness to washing, colorfastness to dry cleaning and colorfastness to light

Label, fiber content, colorfastness to perspiration and colorfastness to dry cleaning

Home Textile Products

80

29

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 33008-2010 “Flax mat,”FZ/T 61001-2006 “Wool and wool blended blanket,” FZ/T 61002-2006 “Chemical Fibre Blanket,” FZ/T 61004-2006 “Raschel blanket,” FZ/T 62013-2009 “Regenerated cellulose fiber mat, ”FZ/T 62015-2009 “Antibacterial towel,” FZ/T 62016-2009 “Zero twist towel,” FZ/T 62017-2009 “Towelling gown,” 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 22855-2009 “Raschel bedding,” GB/T 22864-2009 “Towel” and FZ/T 81005-2006 “Quilting goods”

Label, formaldehyde, pH value, AZO, colorfastness to water,

colorfastness to perspiration,

colorfastness to rubbing,

colorfastness to washing,

colorfastness to light,

fiber content, bursting strength,

dimensional stability to washing,

absorbency and

pile retention

Label, fiber content , pH value, AZO, colorfastness to perspiration, colorfastness to washing, colorfastness to light, bursting strength, dimensional stability to washing and absorbency

 

Suits/Coats

60

13

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 2664-2009” Men's Suits and Coats,” GB/T 2665-2009” Women's Suits and Coats” and FZ/T 81007-2012 “Casual Wear”

Label, fiber content, formaldehyde, pH value, AZO, colorfastness to water, colorfastness to perspiration, colorfastness to rubbing, colorfastness to washing, colorfastness to light, colorfastness to dry cleaning and pilling

Label, fiber content and colorfastness to dry cleaning


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