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

Vol. 747 | January 29, 2014

Children's Apparel

The Anhui Bureau of Quality and Technical supervision launched a special product quality supervision and inspection for children's apparel. The spot check inspected 25 batches of samples; 8 batches were found unqualified.

The key items inspected on these samples were fiber content, formaldehyde, pH value, color fastness to washing, color fastness to water, color fastness to perspiration, color fastness to dry rubbing, color fastness to light, seam strength and AZO dyes.

Primary failed items: pH value and fiber content.

Apparel

The Wenzhou Administration for Industry & Commerce launched a special product quality supervision and inspection for apparel. The spot check inspected 91 batches of samples; 46 batches were found unqualified.

Primary failed items: label, fiber content, pH value, color fastness to water, color fastness to perspiration, color fastness to washing, color fastness to light, color fastness to dry rubbing, color fastness to wet rubbing, formaldehyde and AZO dyes.

Bedding

Wenzhou Administration for Industry & Commerce launched a special product quality supervision and inspection for bedding. The spot check inspected 31 batches of samples; 18 batches were found unqualified.

Primary failed items: label, fiber content, pH value, tensile strength, color fastness to light and color fastness to wet rubbing.

Cold-weather Apparel and Bedding

The Chengdu Bureau of Quality and Technical supervision launched a special product quality supervision and inspection for winter dress and bedding.

The spot check for cold-weather apparel inspected 31 batches of samples; none were found unqualified. The key items inspected on these samples were formaldehyde, pH value, color fastness, odor, fiber content, down content, cleanliness, filling power and warmth retention.

The spot check for bedding inspected 43 batches of samples; 5 batches were found unqualified. The key items inspected on these samples were formaldehyde, pH value, color fastness, odor, fiber content and dimensional stability to washing.

Primary failed items: pH value, dimensional stability to washing and fiber content.  

Mercerized Cotton Apparel

The Administration of Quality and Technical supervision of Guangdong Province launched a special product quality supervision and inspection for mercerized cotton apparel. The spot check inspected 100 batches of samples; 5 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 "Instructions for use of products of consumer interest–Instructions for use of textiles and apparel," FZ/T 01053-2007 "TextilesDesignation of fiber content," GB/T 22849-2009 "Knitted T-shirt," FZ/T73020-2004 (2012) "Knitted casual wear," GB/T 2660-2008 "Shirts and blouses" and related standards. The key items inspected on these samples were fiber content, label, formaldehyde, pH value, odor, AZO dyes, bursting strength, pilling, color fastness to water, color fastness to perspiration, color fastness to rubbing, color fastness to washing and color fastness to light.

Primary failed items: fiber content and formaldehyde.

Cashmere Products and Woollen Knitwear

The Administration of Quality and Technical supervision of Guangdong Province launched a special product quality supervision and inspection for cashmere products and woollen knitwear. The spot check inspected 160 batches of samples; 18 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 "Instructions for use of products of consumer interest–Instructions for use of textiles and apparel" and related standards. The key items inspected on these samples were label. Fiber content, formaldehyde, pH value, AZO, color fastness to water, color fastness to perspiration, color fastness to rubbing, color fastness to washing, color fastness to light and bursting strength.

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

Down Garments (1)

The Administration of Quality and Technical supervision of Guangdong Province launched a special product quality supervision and inspection for down garments. The spot check inspected 60 batches of samples; 27 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 "Instructions for use of products of consumer interest–Instructions for use of textiles and apparel" and related standards. The key items inspected on these samples were label, fiber content, pH value, AZO dyes, color fastness to water, color fastness to rubbing, color fastness to washing, color fastness to light, duck feathers (down) content, cashmere charge, down content, oxygen number, turbidity, odor and microorganism.

Primary failed items: fiber content, pH value, color fastness, cashmere charge, down content and turbidity.

Footwear

The Administration of Quality and Technical supervision of Guangdong Province launched a special product quality supervision and inspection for footwear. The spot check inspected 150 batches of samples; 13 batches were found unqualified.

This spot check was conducted according to the standards QB/T 1002-2005 "Leather shoes," GB/T 22756-2008 "Leather sandals," GB/T 15107-2005 "Athletic footwear," HG/T 2017-2000 " Sport shoes," HG/T 2018-2003 "Casual shoes," QB/T 2955-2008 "Casual shoes," GB 20400-2006 "Leather and fur - Limit of harmful matter" and related standards. The key items inspected on these samples were upper pull out strength, peeling strength of upper and sole, label, peeling strength, color fastness to rubbing of lining and insole, flexing resistance, heel hardness, outsole thickness, peeling strength of upper and foxing, appearance, stiffness of shank, hardness of shank, AZO dyes, abrasion resistance, outsole hardness, flexing resistance, elongation at break, tensile strength, abrasion resistance, bond strength for insole and outsole, heel attachmentand free formaldehyde.

Primary failed items: flexing resistance, peeling strength of upper and sole, upper pull out strength, appearance, stiffness of shank, hardness of shank, heel hardness and AZO dyes.

Down Garments (2)

The Shaanxi Bureau of Quality and Technical supervision launched a special product quality supervision and inspection for down garments. The spot check inspected 30 batches of samples; 2 batches were found unqualified.

This spot check was conducted according to the standard GB/T 14272-2011 "Down garments" and related standards. The key items inspected on these samples were fiber content, down content, cleanliness/turbidity, odor, color fastness to water, color fastness to dry rubbing, color fastness to wet rubbing, color fastness to washing, formaldehyde, pH value, AZO dyes and label.

Primary failed items: color fastness to rubbing and fiber content.

Thermal Underwear

The Tianjin City Administration for Industry & Commerce launched a special product quality supervision and inspection for thermal underwear. The spot check inspected 20 batches of samples; 5 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–Instructions for use of textiles and apparel" and related standards. The key items inspected on these samples were label, formaldehyde, pH value, color fastness to water, color fastness to rubbing, color fastness to perspiration, color fastness to washing, fiber content, dimensional stability to washing, warmth retention, air permeability, ball bursting, pilling, odor and AZO dyes.

Primary failed items: fiber content and air permeability.

Socks

The Tianjin City Administration for Industry & Commerce launched a special product quality supervision and inspection for socks. The spot check inspected 10 batches of samples; 4 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–Instructions for use of textiles and apparel" and related standards. The key items inspected on these samples were formaldehyde, pH value, AZO dyes, color fastness to water, color fastness to perspiration and label.

Primary failed items: pH value.

Down Garments (3)

The Tianjin City Administration for Industry & Commerce launched a special product quality supervision and inspection for down garments. The spot check inspected 10 batches of samples; 2 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–Instructions for use of textiles and apparel," GB/T 14272-2011 "Down garments" and related standards. The key items inspected on these samples were fiber content, formaldehyde, color fastness to washing, pH value, odor, color fastness to water, color fastness to perspiration, color fastness to light, color fastness to rubbing, AZO dyes, slippage, cashmere charge, down content, filling power, cleanliness, odor and label.  

Primary failed items: down content and color fastness to light.  
 
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


  

 

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