China Market Local Spot Checks for Infant and Children’s Products(1)

Vol. 717 | June 18, 2013

 2013 Year-to-Date National Quality Supervision Results of 5 Categories of Children's Products Issued by AQSIQ

 

China's General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) launched a series of spot checks for clothing, footwear, vehicles, toys and paper disposable diapers for use by children and infants nationwide, in terms of Product Quality Law of P.R.C. and Administrative Rule for Product Quality Surveillance. The relevant results were released on May 31, 2013, as below.

 

Category

Coverage

(Provinces and Cities)

Object

Executive Standard

Pass Rate

Primary Failed Item

Infant and Children's Clothing

Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei, Shanghai, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Fujian, Shandong, Guangdong

210 batches from 210 manufacturers

GB 18401-2010 and relevant product standards

90.5%

Fiber Content, pH Value, Colorfastness (light, perspiration, saliva)

Children's Footwear

Beijing, Shanghai, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Fuzhou, Guangdong, Sichuan

119 batches from 118 manufacturers

Relevant product standards

84.9%

Formaldehyde, CrVI, Abrasion Resistance, Hardness of Outsole, Upper Pull Out Strength, Appearance

Toys

Shanghai, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Fujian, Shandong, Guangdong

160 batches from 160 manufacturers

GB 6675-2003 and  GB 5296.5-2006

93.8%

Small Parts, Sharp Edge, Small Balls, Marking and Labels

Children's Vehicles

Tianjin, Hebei, Shanghai, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Anhui, Fujian, Shandong, Henan, Hubei, Guangdong

120 batches from 120 manufacturers

GB 14746-2006GB 14747-2006GB 14748-2006GB 14749-2006 and GB 6675-2003

80.8%

Mechanical Strength, Sharp Edge, Impact Resistance, Brake Device,  Strength of Steering Assembly, Brake Level Dimension, Small Accessories

Disposable Diapers

Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Fujian, Shandong, Guangdong

65 batches from 55 manufacturers

GB/T 28004-2011 and GB 15979-2002

98.5%

Penetration Property

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http://www.aqsiq.gov.cn/xxgk_13386/jlgg_12538/zjgg/2013/201305/t20130529_359034.htm

Results of Quality Supervision and Inspection for Children's Commodities in Guangdong

On July 3, 2013, Guangdong Provincial Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision issued results of quality supervision and inspection on children's commodities including furniture, clothing, footwear, disposable diaper, stationery  and toys, shown as below:

Category

Coverage

(Provinces and Cities)

Object

Executive Standard

Pass Rate

Primary Failed Item

Children Clothing

GuangzhouShenzheng, Zhuhai, Fuoshan, Jiangmen, Zhongshan, Huizhou, Dongwan, Shantou, Shunde

100 batches from 97 manufacturers

GB 18401-2010 , GB 5296.4-1998 and relevant product standard, company standard*

72%

Fiber Content, Formaldehyde, pH Value, Colorfastness (light and rubbing)

Children Footwear

Guangzhou, Shenzheng, Fuoshan, Zhongshan, Dongwan, Shunde

27 batches from 24 manufacturers

QB/T 1002-2005GB 25036-2010HG/T 2494-2005GB/T 15107-2005QB/T 2880-2007GB 20400-2006 and company standard*

63.0%

Hardness of OutsoleThickness of Heel Part, Azo, Abrasion Resistance, Tensile Strength of Outsole, Elongation At Break (Outsole), Bonding strength of  Foxing and Upper

Disposable Diaper

Guangzhou, Shenzheng, Zhuhai, Fuoshan, Jiangmen, Zhongshan, Huizhou, Dongwan, Qingyuan, Shantou, Shunde

60 batches from 42 manufacturers

GB/T 28004-2011 and GB 15979-2002

100%

-

Children Furniture

Guangzhou, Shenzheng, Fuoshan, Shunde, Dongwan, Zhongshan, Jiangmen

45 batches from 42 manufacturers

GB 28007-2011 and company standard*

35.6%

Appearance, Structure Safety / Mechanical Hazard, Formaldehyde, Physical properties of Surface Coating, Stability, Warning label.

ToysIncluding Vehicle

Guangzhou, Shenzheng, Zhuhai, Fuoshan, Jiangmen, Zhongsha, Zhaoqing, Huizhou, Dongwan, Shaoguan, Shantou, Jieyang, Shunde

242 batches from 192 manufacturers

GB 6675-2003GB 14746-2006GB 14747-2006GB 14748-2006GB 14749-2006 and company standard*

89.7%

Projectile toys, Flammability, Age range for Perambulator , Sharp Point, Small Part, Dynamic Strength, Package Film, Dimension for special shape, Accessibility of Aperture (Slot, Mechanical Device), Cords, impact resistance distance

 

Stationery

Guangzhou, Shenzheng, Shantou, Fuoshan, Shaoguan, Jieyang, Qingyuan, Meizhou, Zhongshan, Huizhou, Dongwan, Jiangmen, Shunde

114 batches from 75 manufacturers

GB 21027-2007QB 2586-2003GB 8771-2007 and relevant product standard.

95.6%

Mechanical Safety, Seam Strength, Whiteness, Benzene

* the one registered in local authorities.

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http://www.gdqts.gov.cn/zjxx/jdcctb/zljd/201305/t20130529_76155.htm

Results of Quality Supervision and Inspection for Children's Commodities in Beijing

Recently, Beijing Municipal Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision enforced inspection on 6 categories of commodities used by children, including clothing, footwear, toy, baby diaper, furniture and stationery. The relevant results are show as below:       

Total 37 batches were sampled from 29 manufacturers. Amongst them, there are 10 batches of clothing, 2 batches for footwear, 10 batches for toys, 3 batches for infant diapers, 4 batches for stationery and 8 batches for furniture.  The Bureau conducted testing in accordance with relevant standards.

The testing results indicate all samples related to apparel, footwear, diaper and stationery are qualified and only few furniture and toy samples are detected as failure due to small part after abuse test for toy, structure safety and warning label for furniture.

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http://www.bjtsb.gov.cn/infoview.asp?ViewID=41714

Results of Quality Supervision and Inspection for Children's Commodities in Shanghai

In May and June of 2013, Shanghai Municipal Bureau of  Quality and Technical Supervision in succession issued results of  quality supervision and inspection on footwear, clothing, vehicle and toys related to children. More details are show as below

Category

Object

Executive Standard

Pass Rate

Primary Failed Item

Children Footwear

13 batches

GB 25036-2010GB/T 22756-2008 GB/T 15107-2005QB/T 2880-2007 and relevant product standards

100%

-

Children Vehicle

3 batches

GB 14748-2006 and GB 6675-2003

100%

-

Children Clothing

50 batches

18401-2010GB 5296.4-1998 and relevant product standard

98%

Formaldehyde

Toys

32 batches

GB 6675-2003 GB 5296.5-2006 and relevant product standards

84.4%

Mechanical Hazards and Marking


Please click here for more related information:

http://www.shzj.gov.cn/art/2013/5/27/art_2424_917175.html

http://www.shzj.gov.cn/art/2013/5/27/art_2424_917174.html

http://www.shzj.gov.cn/art/2013/5/28/art_2422_917669.html

 

Comparison Test Disclosed Top Children's Brand Failure in Quality (China Consumer Association)

This comparison test launched by China Consumer Association was conducted upon 50 garment samples for children under 3. The samples were  bought at random from 12 shopping malls, supermarkets and franchised stores in Beijing and cost from 12.9 yuan (US$2.08) and 1,280 yuan (US$ 203.17). The claimed origin of place includes Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Guangdong, Shangdong and India, Indonesia and other countries as well.

The standards that comparison test referred to are GB 18401-2010 and relevant product standards.

The relevant results disclose 28 out of 50 samples were detected as failure and some top children's brands were involved.

Please click here for more related information:

http://www.cca.org.cn/web/search/searchShow.jsp?id=62638&pid=298&kind=5

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