Results of China Market Textile and Footwear Spot Checks in July 2016
Vol. 923 | August 09, 2016
The new mandatory standard GB 31701-2015 for infant and children’s textile products has been effective from June 1, 2016. Recently, China Consumer Association (CCA) launched a test for some infant products in the market according to this new mandatory standard. The results showed 40 samples with appearance and safety concerns. In addition, 18 styles had hidden dangers in the design of drawstrings, which may injure children.
Infant and Children’s Wear
The Wuhan Bureau of Quality and Technical supervision launched a product risk monitor for infant and children's wear sold in market and in online platforms. The risk monitor checked 50 samples, including knitted underwear, knitwear, suits, outerwear, down garments, cotton wadded clothes, etc. The risk monitor was conducted according to GB18401-2010 and GB31701-2015. The monitor focused on the following items: AZO dyes, formaldehyde, pH value, colorfastness to perspiration, colorfastness to water, colorfastness to dry rubbing.
Primary reasons for failure: AZO dyes
The Guangdong Administration of Industry and Commerce announced the inspection results of apparel products in 2015-2016. The spot check inspected 240 styles from 76 companies; the unqualified rate was 39.17%.
The inspection focused on the following items: labeling, fiber composition, formaldehyde, pH value, AZO dyes, colorfastness to water, colorfastness to perspiration, colorfastness to dry rubbing, colorfastness to wet rubbing, colorfastness to washing, colorfastness to dry cleaning, colorfastness to light, colorfastness to light and perspiration, seam propriety (seam slippage), etc.
Primary reasons for failure: AZO dyes, pH value, colorfastness, fiber composition, seam propriety (seam slippage), formaldehyde and labeling.
School Wear, Infant and Children’s Wear, Luggage
The Jiangxi Bureau of Quality and Technical supervision launched a product quality supervision and inspection for 23 products including school wear, infant and children's wear and luggage. The result is summarized as following:
Infant and children’s wear
Fiber composition, pH value, labeling
Fiber composition, labeling
For additional information please contact:
Shanghai Ms.Emma Guo
Tel: +86 21 6091 7604
Guangzhou Ms.Liu Hui Li
Tel: +86 20 2820 9274
Tianjin Ms.Linda Zhang
Tel: +86 22 2385 7393
电话: +86 21 6091 7604
电话：+86 20 2820 9274
电话: +86 22 2385 7393