Results of China Market Textile and Footwear Spot Checks in March 2016

Vol. 904 | April 01, 2016

 

Supervision and Inspection on Brassieres

The Jiangsu Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision launched a special product quality supervision and inspection for brassieres at manufactures, in the market and e-commerce platforms. The spot check inspected 247 batches of samples; 177 batches were found unqualified.

This spot check was conducted according to GB 18401 “National General Safety Technical Code for Textile Products,” GB 5296.4 “Instructions for use of products of consumer interest - Part 4: Textiles and apparel,” GB/T 29862 “Textiles – Identification of Fiber Content,” and relevant product standards. The key items inspected on these samples were formaldehyde, pH value and fiber content.

Primary failed items: fiber content and pH value

 

Risk Monitor on Brassieres

The Jiangsu Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision launched a risk monitor for brassieres at manufactures, in the market and e-commerce platforms. The risk monitor sampled 247 batches of products; 125 batches were found to have concerns.

In the current standardization system of China market, some brassiere standards already have requirements on air permeability and threading-out of steel rings after 5 washes. However, there is no requirement on pilling resistance after 5 washes of cup shell and cup lining, or the stretch and recovery property after 5 washes of shoulder strap. In addition, there is no requirement for harmful chemicals, such as TDI and APEO, which might be safety risks to humans.

Therefore, the risk monitor referred to relevant national standards, version 2015 of OEKO-TEX Standard 100 and some other international standards.

Primary risky items: stretch and recovery property after 5 washes of shoulder strap, air permeability, APEO, TDI

 

Women’s Undergarments

The Shanghai Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision launched a special product quality supervision and inspection for women’s undergarments at manufactures, in the market and e-commerce platforms. The spot check inspected 60 batches of samples; 6 batches were found unqualified.

This spot check was conducted according to GB 18401 “National General Safety Technical Code for Textile Products,” GB 5296.4 “Instructions for use of products of consumer interest - Part 4: Textiles and apparel,” GB/T 29862 “Textiles – Identification of Fiber Content,” and relevant product standards. The key items inspected on these samples were formaldehyde, pH value, banned Azo dyestuff, colorfastness to water, colorfastness to perspiration, colorfastness to washing, fiber content, colorfastness to dry rubbing and stretch & recovery property.

Primary failed items: fiber content, formaldehyde

 

Casual Trousers, Jackets and Bedding

The Shandong Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision launched a special product quality supervision and inspection for casual trousers, jackets and bedding on more than 10 e-commerce platforms:

Products

Total batches

Unqualified batches

Failed items

Casual Trousers

30

10

Fiber content, colorfastness to rubbing

Jackets

60

31

Fiber content, colorfastness to rubbing, colorfastness to perspiration, colorfastness to water, seam slippage

Bedding

60

15

Fiber content, pH value, banned Azo dyestuff, colorfastness to rubbing, colorfastness to light

 

Women’s Garments

The Shandong Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision launched a special product quality supervision and inspection for women’s garments in the first season of 2016. The spot check inspected 22 batches of samples; 1 batch was found to be 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 product standards. The key items inspected on these samples were formaldehyde, pH value, banned Azo dyestuff, colorfastness to water, colorfastness to perspiration, colorfastness to dry rubbing, fiber content, colorfastness to light, colorfastness to light and perspiration and colorfastness to dry cleaning.

Primary failed item: fiber content

 

Trench Coats

The Shandong Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision launched a special product quality supervision and inspection for trench coats in the first season of 2016. The spot check inspected 12 batches of samples; all products were in compliance with relevant standards.

This spot check was conducted according to FZ/T 81010-2009 “Trench Coats” and GB 18401 “National general safety technical code for textile products.” The key items inspected on these samples were fiber content, formaldehyde, pH value, banned Azo dyestuff, odor, colorfastness to water, colorfastness to perspiration, colorfastness to rubbing, colorfastness to washing, colorfastness to light, pilling resistance and seam slippage.

 

Wadded Garments

The Anhui Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision launched a special product quality supervision and inspection for wadded garments. The spot check inspected 10 batches of samples; all products were in compliance with relevant standards.

This spot check was conducted according to GB/T 2662-2008 “Cotton Wadded Wear,” GB 18401-2010 “National general safety technical code for textile products,” GB/T 29862 “Textiles – Identification of Fiber Content.” The key items inspected on these samples were colorfastness to washing, colorfastness to water, colorfastness to perspiration, colorfastness to dry rubbing, banned Azo dyestuff, fiber content, formaldehyde and pH value.

 

Towels

The Market and Quality Supervision Commission of Tianjin launched a special product quality supervision and inspection for towels. The spot check inspected 10 batches of samples; 4 batches were found unqualified.

This spot check was conducted according to GB 18401 “National General Safety Technical Code for Textile Products,” GB 5296.4 “Instructions for use of products of consumer interest - Part 4: Textiles and apparel,” GB/T 22864-2009 “Towel,” and relevant product standards. The key items inspected on these samples were formaldehyde, pH value, odor, banned Azo dyestuff, colorfastness to rubbing, colorfastness to washing, fiber content, absorbency, pile retention and labeling.

Primary failed item: absorbency, fiber content

 

Consumer Goods for Children

General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the People’s Republic of China (AQSIQ) launched product quality supervision for consumer goods for children sold through cross-border e-commerce platforms. The spot check inspected 654 batches of samples including toys, garments, diapers, food contacts, wipes and so on; 217 batches were found unqualified.

124 batches of imported toys were inspected; 28 batches were found unqualified due to small accessories and physical safety; the products were mainly imported from Thailand, Korea, Germany and the US. 133 batches of imported children’s garments were inspected; 29 batches were found unqualified due to strap / cords and pH value; the products were mainly imported from Korea, Turkey and the US. In the surveillance, the failure rate on labeling reached 26%.

 

Children’s Garments

The Market and Quality Supervision Commission of Tianjin launched a special product quality supervision and inspection for children’s garments. The spot check inspected 20 batches of samples; 4 batches were found unqualified.

This spot check was conducted according to GB 18401 “National General Safety Technical Code for Textile Products,” GB 5296.4 “Instructions for use of products of consumer interest - Part 4: Textiles and apparel,” GB/T 29862 “Textiles – Identification of Fiber Content,” and relevant product standards. The key items inspected on these samples were fiber content, formaldehyde, pH value, colorfastness to saliva, colorfastness to water, colorfastness to perspiration, colorfastness to rubbing, odor, banned Azo dyestuff, colorfastness to washing, extractable heavy metals, strap / cords sewing strength, component attachment and labeling.

Primary failed item: fiber content

 

Athletic Shoes

The Market and Quality Supervision Commission of Tianjin launched a product quality supervision and inspection for athletic shoes. The spot check inspected 16 batches of samples; 1 batch was found unqualified.

This spot check was conducted according to GB/T 15107-2013 “Athletic Shoes” and relevant standards. The key items inspected on these samples were peeling strength of upper and sole, peeling strength of upper and foxing, whole shoe flexing, abrasion resistance, banned Azo dyestuff and formaldehyde.

Primary failed item: abrasion resistance

 

Knitted Undergarments, Suits, Home Textiles, Casual Garments, Footwear and Down Garments

The Guangdong Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision launched special product quality supervision and inspection for knitted underwear, suits, home textiles, casual garments, footwear and down garments:

Products

Total batches

Unqualified batches

Failed items

Knitted Undergarments

110

14

Fiber content, labeling, colorfastness to rubbing

Suits

97

9

Fiber content, formaldehyde, labeling, pilling resistance

Home Textiles

130

35

Fiber content, colorfastness to rubbing, colorfastness to light, absorbency, tensile strength, dimensional stability to washing

Casual Garments

270

33

Fiber content, pH value, formaldehyde, labeling, colorfastness to rubbing, colorfastness to dry cleaning, colorfastness to light, seam propriety

Footwear

180

9

Peeling strength of upper and sole, colorfastness to rubbing of lining and insole, elongation at breaking force, insole length

Down Garments

20

4

Fiber content, filling weight

 

Bedding, Wool / Cashmere Products and Down Garments

The Sichuan Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision launched special product quality supervision and inspection for bedding, wool / cashmere products and down garments:

Products

Total batches

Unqualified batches

Failed items

Bedding

100

2

Fiber content, pH value

Wool / Cashmere Products

60

16

Colorfastness to perspiration, fiber content

Down Garments

30

3

Fiber content, colorfastness to rubbing, colorful feather, down content, filling power


 

For additional information please contact:

Shanghai
Ms.Caroline Xin
Tel: +86 21 6091 7608
caroline.xin@intertek.com

Guangzhou
Ms.Liu Hui Li
Tel: +86 20 2820 9274
huili.liu@intertek.com

Tianjin
Ms.Linda Zhang
Tel: +86 22 2385 7393
linda.zhang@intertek.com

 

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