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

Vol. 758 | April 04, 2014

 
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 79 batches of samples; 10 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," FZ/T 01053-2007 "Textiles-Designation 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 73019.2-2004 " Knitted constrictive in-wear-Figured-style" and related standards. The key items inspected on these samples were fiber content, formaldehyde, pH value, AZO, color fastness to water, color fastness to perspiration, color fastness to dry rubbing, seam strength, stretch and recovery.

Primary failed items: fiber content.

Leather Footwear

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

This spot check was conducted according to the standards GB/T 19941-2005 "Leather and Fur–Chemical tests–Determination of formaldehyde content," GB/T 2912.1-2009 "Textiles – Determination of formaldehyde," GB/T 19942-2005 "Leather and Fur–Chemical tests–Determination of banned azo colourants,", GB/T 17592-2011 "Textiles - Determination of the banned AZO colourants," GB/T 22807-2008 "Leather and fur – Chemical tests – Determination of chromium VI content." The key items inspected on these samples were free formaldehyde, AZO and chromium VI content.

Primary failed items: free formaldehyde and chromium VI content.

Leather Apparel

The Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision launched a special product quality supervision and inspection for leather apparel. The spot check inspected 50 batches of samples; 1 batch was found unqualified.

This spot check was conducted according to the standards GB/T 19941-2005 "Leather and Fur–Chemical tests–Determination of formaldehyde content," GB/T 19942 "Leather and Fur–Chemical tests–Determination of banned azo colourants," GB/T 22807-2008 "Leather and fur – Chemical tests – Determination of chromium VI content." The key items inspected on these samples were free formaldehyde, AZO and chromium VI content.

Primary failed items: chromium VI content.

Bedding

The Hunan Province Administration For Industry & Commerce launched a special product quality supervision and inspection for bedding. The spot check inspected 23 batches of samples; 8 batched were found unqualified.

Primary failed items: label, fiber content, weight tolerance of filling.

Children’s Apparel

The Hunan Province Administration For Industry & Commerce launched a special product quality supervision and inspection for children’s apparel. The spot check inspected 38 batches of samples; 18 batched were found unqualified.

Primary failed items: filling weight, color fastness, fiber content and pH value.

Athletic Footwear

The Hunan Province Administration For Industry & Commerce launched a special product quality supervision and inspection for athletic footwear. The spot check inspected 39 batches of samples; 17 batched were found unqualified.

Primary failed items: flexing resistance, appearance and abrasion resistance.

Home Wear

The Tianjin Municipal Administration For Industry & Commerce launched a special product quality supervision and inspection for home wear. The spot check inspected 19 batches of samples; 2 batched 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" and related standards. The key items inspected on these samples were formaldehyde, pH value, AZO, color fastness to water, color fastness to perspiration, color fastness to dry rubbing, fiber content, label, color fastness to wet rubbing, color fastness to washing, color fastness to light, pilling, seam slippage and tear strength.

Primary failed items: fiber content.

Wool Knit Apparel

The Jilin Province Administration For Industry & Commerce launched a special product quality supervision and inspection for wool knit apparel. The spot check inspected 40 batches of samples; 10 batched were found unqualified.

This spot check was conducted according to the standards GB 18401 "National general safety technical code for textile products," GB 5296.4 "Instructions for use of products of consumer interest" and related standards. The key items inspected on these samples were use instruction, formaldehyde, pH value, odor, fiber content, color fastness to water, color fastness to washing, color fastness to dry rubbing, color fastness to wet rubbing and pilling.

Primary failed items: use instruction, fiber content.

Bedding (2)

The Jilin Province Administration For Industry & Commerce launched a special product quality supervision and inspection for bedding. The spot check inspected 61 batches of samples; 26 batched were found unqualified.

This spot check was conducted according to the standards GB 18401 "National general safety technical code for textile products," GB 5296.4 "Instructions for use of products of consumer interest" and related standards. The key items inspected on these samples were use instruction, fiber content, color fastness to water, color fastness to washing, color fastness to perspiration, color fastness to dry rubbing, formaldehyde, pH value, AZO and weight tolerance of filling.

Primary failed items: use instruction, fiber content, color fastness, weight tolerance of filling and pH value.

Apparel

The Shenyang Consumers' Rights Protection Committee launched a comparative test for apparel. The comparative test inspected 24 batches of samples; 4 batched were found unqualified.

This comparative test was conducted according to the standards GB 18401-2010 "National general safety technical code for textile products" and GB 5296.4-1998 "Instructions for use of products of consumer interest." The key items inspected on these samples were fiber content, formaldehyde, pH value, color fastness and label.

Primary failed items: color fastness, fiber content and label.

Local Contact Info:

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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