Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / China announces first compulsory standard for infant wear
China announces first compulsory standard for infant wear
12
Jun '15
China’s National Standards Committee has approved first mandatory national standard GB 31701-2015 or the Technical Safety Code for Infants and Children Textile Products, the Chinese media reported.
 
The new standard is sub-divided into two parts—for infant wear suitable for children aged and under 36 months, and for kidswear suitable for children over 3 years old and under the age of 14.
 
Further, in terms of security requirements, children’s clothing is divided into types A, B and C. While A is the best, followed by type B, type C is the basic requirement.
 
In terms of chemical safety, the new national standard requires that all parameters of GB 18401 should be met. In addition, six kinds of plasticisers and lead, cadmium and two kinds of heavy metals are also included in the list of harmful substances, which makes the standard equivalent to EU standards and higher than the US standards.
 
In terms of mechanical safety, the standard makes detailed provision for cords in different parts of children’s wear. For clothing meant for infants and children below 7 years, the standard specifically mentions that there should not be any rope or belt around the neck area.
 
Accessories, including but not limited to buttons and zippers, must conform to the specified range of tensile strength, and should not contain any sharp edges or points. In addition, the standard has also increased requirements for combustion performance.
 
Although the standard would be formally implemented from June 1, 2016, a two-year transition period has been announced for the implementation of the standard from June 1, 2016 to May 31, 2018.
 
During the transition period, products manufactured prior to June 1, 2016 but not meeting the requirements of the new standard would be allowed to be sold in the market. However, beginning June 1, 2018, all products sold in the Chinese domestic market must meet the standard. (RKS)
 

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 10th Dec 2016

India’s 2016-17 cotton import to touch 17 lakh bales

The import of cotton from international markets by spinning mills in...

Textiles | On 10th Dec 2016

US textile & apparel imports fall 6.50% in Jan-Oct ’16

The import of textiles and apparel by United States dropped 6.50 per...

Textiles | On 10th Dec 2016

Indian textile hubs adopt cashless payment modes

The textile ministry is promoting cashless payment within the...

Interviews View All

Abhishek Ganguly
Puma India

‘As a brand, Puma is always looking for new and innovative ways to inspire ...

Sunil Kumar Sharma
Loknayak JPNSSSG Ltd

'The blend of cotton–linen yarn has high demand in the domestic and...

Karan Suratwala
Key Textile Accessories Private Limited

Chinese imports are destroying the supply chain

Marcel Alberts
Eurofibers

Coating at a fibre level is a practice not usually seen in the...

Kevin Nelson
TissueGen

Kevin Nelson, Chief Scientific Officer, TissueGen discusses the growing...

Kerem Durdag
Biovation II LLC

Kerem Durdag, CEO, Biovation II LLC, provides an insight into future...

Pranav Mishra
Huemn

Designers Pranav Mishra and Shyma Shetty’s Huemn is known for its...

Yash P. Kotak
Bombay Hemp Company

One of the directors of Bombay Hemp Company, Yash P. Kotak, speaks to...

Prathyusha Garimella
Prathyusha Garimella

Hyderabad-based designer Prathyusha Garimella is known for blending...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH
December 2016

December 2016

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


Advanced Search