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

Vol. 821 | April 08, 2015

Women’s Undergarments

The Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision launched a special product quality supervision and inspection for women’s undergarments. The spot check inspected 50 batches of samples; 7 batches were found unqualified.

This spot check was conducted according to GB 5296.4-2012 “Instructions for use of products of consumer interest – Part 4: Textiles and apparel,” GB 18401-2010 “National general safety technical code for textile products,” GB/T 29862-2013 “Textiles –Identification of fiber content,”  FZ/T 73011-2004 “Knitted Binder,” FZ/T 73012-2008 “Brassiere,” FZ/T 73019.1-2010 “Knitted Constrictive In-Wear Elastic-Style,” FZ/T 73019.2-2013 “Knitted Constrictive In-Wear Elastic-Style” and related standards. The key items inspected on these samples were fiber content, formaldehyde, pH value, AZO, colorfastness to water, colorfastness to perspiration, colorfastness to dry rubbing and stretch & recovery.

Primary failed items: fiber content.

 

Textile Products and Footwear

The Shanxi Province of Quality and Technical Supervision launched a special product quality supervision and inspection for women’s textile products and footwear.

Products

Total batches

Unqualified batches

Primary failed items

Quilt Cover

130

9

pH value, dimensional stability to washing, colorfastness to dry rubbing

Sheets

130

16

pH value, dimensional stability to washing, fiber content

Towel Blanket

25

0

-

Leather Shoes

50

0

-

Skirts

40

5

fiber content

T-shirts

50

5

fiber content

Trousers

50

6

fiber content, formaldehyde

Hosiery

30

7

fiber content, colorfastness to washing

Protective Footwear

6

0

-

Shirts

30

12

fiber content

Knitted Underwear

30

0

-

Towels

80

2

pH value

Thermal Underwear

40

2

fiber content

Down Garments

50

5

cleanliness/turbidity, filling power, down content, fiber content

Blankets

20

0

-

Wadded Garments

40

2

fiber content, filling material requirements

Student's Wear

50

0

-

Work Clothes

20

0

-

Infant Textile Products

40

2

pH value, fiber content

 

Cashmere Sweaters

The Huzhou Consumers' Rights Protection Committee launched a special product quality supervision and inspection for cashmere sweaters. The spot check inspected 10 batches of samples; 3 batches were found unqualified.

This comparative test was conducted according to GB/T 29862-2013 “Textiles –Identification of fiber content,” GB 18401-2010 “National general safety technical code for textile products” and FZ/T 73009-2009 “Cashmere Knitting Goods”. The key items inspected on these samples were fiber content, formaldehyde and pilling.

Primary failed items: fiber content.

 

Leather Bags

The Guangzhou Municipal Administration for Industry and Commerce launched a special product quality supervision and inspection for leather bags. The spot check inspected 137 batches of samples; 41 batches were found unqualified.

The key items inspected on these samples were formaldehyde, AZO, vinyl chloride monomer content, heavy metal content analysis, other volatile matter content, seam strength, appearance, label, shock impact strength, accessories, zip durability, colorfastness to rubbing, durability of draw bar, caster durability, drop test, ball impact test – hard case, static load for hard case, zipper operability, locks, colorfastness to crocking, belt body tensile strength, belt hole tearing strength, belt buckle occlude strength, belt teeth occlude strength and face cracking test.

Primary failed items: shock impact strength, seam strength, AZO, belt buckle occlude strength, colorfastness to rubbing and label.

 

Apparel

The Guangzhou Municipal Administration for Industry and Commerce launched a special product quality supervision and inspection for apparel. The spot check inspected 179 batches of samples; 51 batches were found unqualified.

The key items inspected on these samples were formaldehyde, pH value, AZO, colorfastness to water, colorfastness to perspiration, colorfastness to dry rubbing, label, fiber content, colorfastness to wet rubbing, colorfastness to washing, colorfastness to dry cleaning, colorfastness to light, seam slippage, filling weight, down content, duck feather (down) content, oxygen number, cleanliness/turbidity, odor and microorganism.

Primary failed items: label, fiber content, colorfastness, seam slippage, filling weight, down content and duck feather (down) content.

 

Apparel, Leather Bags, Footwear and Home Textiles

The Administration of Quality and Technology Supervision of Guangdong Province launched a special product quality supervision and inspection for apparel, leather bags, footwear and home textiles.

Products

Total batches

Unqualified batches

Primary failed items

Apparel

30

14

Colorfastness, label, fiber content

Leather Bags

10

5

Shock impact strength, seam strength, label, belt body tensile strength, belt hole tearing strength and colorfastness to rubbing

Footwear

10

3

Stiffness of shank, hardness of shank, AZO and free formaldehyde

Home Textiles

13

6

Fiber content, tensile strength , label and pH value

 

Down and Down Products, Shirts, Wadding Fiber Products and Trousers

The Anhui Bureau of Quality and Technology Supervision launched a special product quality supervision and inspection for down and down products, shirts, wadding fiber products and trousers.

Products

Total batches

Unqualified batches

Standards

Test items

Primary failed items

Down and Down Products

35

1

FZ/T 81002 Washed feather and down, GB/T 14272 Down Garment, FZ/T 81005 Quilting goods, GB 18401 National general safety technical code for textile products , GB/T 10288 Testing methods for down and feather

Down content, turbidity, odor, oxygen number, fiber content, formaldehyde, pH value, microorganism

turbidity

Shirts

15

0

GB 18401 National general safety technical code for textile products and GB/T 2660 Shirts and Blouses.

Colorfastness to water, colorfastness to perspiration,  formaldehyde, pH value, AZO and fiber content

 -

Wadding Fiber Products

30

3

GB 18383-2007 General technical requirements for products with filling materials, GH/T 1020-2000 Carding cotton wadding, FZ/T 81005-2006 Quilting goods, GB/T 22796-2009 Quilts, Quilt cover and related standards

Formaldehyde, pH value, colorfastness to water, colorfastness to perspiration, colorfastness to dry rubbing, fiber content, tensile strength, materials requirements and AZO

Tensile strength and colorfastness to dry rubbing

Trousers

10

0

GB 18401 National general safety technical code for textile products, GB/T 29862-2013 Textiles –Identification of fiber content, GB/T 2666-2009 Trousers

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

-

 

For More information 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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