Japan – JSA Publishes New Care Labeling Standards

Vol. 808 | January 08, 2015

The Japanese Standards Association (JSA) recently published new care labeling standards in order to harmonize the ISO International care labeling system. These standards are expected to be harmonized under the Households Goods Quality Labeling Regulation upon official acceptance by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and Consumer Affairs Agency (CAA), to replace the current mandatory care labeling standard JIS L 0217 “ Care Labeling of Textile Goods”. While awaiting approval by METI and CAA, the current mandatory standard JIS L 0217 is still being  used according to the regulation. These standards are now available at JSA 1.

  1. JIS L 0001 : 2014 Textiles – Care labeling code using symbols
  2. JIS L 1930 : 2014 Textiles – Domestic Washing and drying procedures for textile testing
  3. JIS L 1931-1 : 2014 Textiles – Professional care, dry cleaning and wet cleaning of fabrics and garments – part 1: Assessment of performance after cleaning and finishing
  4. JIS L 1931-2 : 2014 Textiles – Professional care, dry cleaning and wet cleaning of fabrics and garments – part 2 : Procedure for testing performance when cleaning and finishing using tetrachloroethene
  5. JIS L 1931-3 : 2014 Textiles – Professional care, dry cleaning and wet cleaning of fabrics and garments – part 3: Procedure for testing performance when cleaning and finishing using hydrocarbon solvents
  6. JIS L 1931-4 : 2014 Textiles – Professional care, dry cleaning and wet cleaning of fabrics and garments – part 4: Procedure for testing performance when cleaning and finishing using simulated wet cleaning

 

The main change to the care symbols when comparing  JIS L 0001 and JIS L 0217 is increased the symbols from 21 to 41 types, which are briefly summarized as below: 

Japan–JSA Publishes New Care Labeling Standards

 

For more information on this subject, please contact:

Mr. Kenny Chan 
Email : kenny.chan@intertek.com

Ms. Dicti Wong
Email : dicti.wong@intertek.com

 

 

1 http://www.webstore.jsa.or.jp/webstore/JIS/SearchEn.jsp

 

 

 

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