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[Commercial Inspection] How to choose imported children's clothing?

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  • Jul 12,2022
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Imported children's clothing how to choose?

Many baby parents baby mothers to buy clothes for their children break Childrens Sweaterstheir hearts, in addition to beauty should pay more attention to the comfort and quality of clothing safety. Imported children's clothing is also an important choice for parents. Recently Mr. Guan found some failures in the inspection of imported children's clothing, so this time we will talk about how to choose imported children's clothing is reliable.

Recent customs seizure cases

In February 2022, Customs randomly selected 2 batches of imported baby woven shirts from Vietnam. Laboratory tests found that the pH value of the product water extracts did not meet the relevant requirements of GB 31701, the highest pH value within the standard shall not be higher than 7.5. the pH values tested were 7.7 and 9.6. if the pH value of the water extracts of baby clothes exceeds the standard, it may cause skin redness or itching, producing a burning sensation, and in serious cases may cause allergies, inflammation and other diseases. According to the relevant regulations, the customs returned the two shipments to home country.

Definition of children's clothing

According to the current GB 31701 "infant and children's textile enterprises product information security management techniques for specification" of the scope of application, children's clothing is defined as follows.

Imported children's clothing common quality problems

pH value failed

Under normal circumstances, our skin is weakly acidic, ph value between 5.5 and 6.5, this PH value range of skin can effectively resist the invasion of bacteria, clothing ph value is too high or too low will damage the balance of the skin and resistance, if wearing PH value of unqualified clothing, it will cause skin redness or itching, burning sensation, serious allergies, inflammation and other diseases.

Color fastness is not qualified

Color fastness refers to the resistance of textile colors to various effects during processing and use. Conventional color fastness mainly involves fastness to perspiration, rubbing fastness, water fastness, washing fastness and saliva fastness. Poor color fastness of clothing may lead to the absorption of heavy metal ions in dyestuff by the body, causing skin itching, dermatitis and other problems, endangering human health.

Children's clothing rope with unqualified

Rope belt including clothing on the rope, pull belt, with tabs and so on. Children can wear when we may be some other objects in society on the protrusion, gap entangled or caught, or pulled by other external forces, thus being able to trigger a student safety production accidents.

Marking and instructions failed

In accordance with the relevant requirements sewn on the close fitting infant and toddler clothing durability label should be placed in a position that does not come into direct contact with the skin. Durability labels sewn on the inside of tight-fitting clothes can damage the skin of infants and toddlers due to friction. The main problem with unqualified Chinese labels is incomplete information or incorrect labeling. Incorrect or incomplete information in the label such as fiber content, implementation standards, model specifications, washing methods, etc. will affect the normal wear and use of consumers.

Imported children's clothing must meet the standards

National standards

China's quality control of imported clothing is mainly related to personal safety and health, combating counterfeiting and protecting consumer rights. Relevant mandatory standards are as follows: GB 18401 "National General Safety Technical Specification for Textile Products" and GB 31701 "Safety Technical Specification for Infant and Children's Textile Products".

The National Technical Specification for the Management of Basic Information Security of Textile Products

GB 18401

The quality requirements of textiles in GB 18401 are divided into three categories: products for infants and young children should meet at least Class A requirements, products that come into direct contact with skin should meet at least Class B requirements, products that do not come into direct contact should meet at least Class C requirements, including the prohibition of azo dyes, formaldehyde, pH, color fastness, odor 5 test requirements.

Safety technical regulations for textiles for infants and children

GB 31701

According to the standard, the product should meet the quality requirements of GB 18401, in addition to heavy metals, phthalates, flammability, safety of cords and small parts to meet the corresponding requirements.

Heavy metals: for infants and children who have coatings and paints for printing and dyeing to provide products that require lead ≤ 90 kg/mg, cadmium ≤ 100 kg/mg.

phthalates: coated and coated infant products, the total content ≤ 0.1%.

Burning performance: Children's textiles are required not to burn too fast, and the combustion grade should be i class.

Safety of cords: The length and position of cords on children's clothing should meet certain requirements to avoid the risk of strangulation or being caught by other objects.

Small parts for safety: The decorative and functional small parts on children's clothing in China are required to maintain a certain degree of firmness of the enterprise to avoid affecting the child patient swallowing difficulty choking, while there should be no sharp edges and tips.

The selection of imported children's clothing tips

Choose a formal purchase channel

In the choice of imported children's clothing should be preferred to reliable quality manufacturers, to buy in regular stores and large websites. Because of the high standard of use of children's clothing, the price is often not low, for the so-called foreign trade tail, the original single children's clothing, must be carefully selected. Retain receipts, invoices and other purchase documents after the purchase of the product in order to effectively protect their legitimate rights and interests in the event of quality disputes.

Look at the hangtags, labels

Imported clothing labels must be marked in Chinese with the product name, fiber content and safety categories (infant, direct skin contact or non-direct skin contact). 4 months or less for infants with textile products must meet " A category " product technical requirements, direct skin contact products must meet " B category " product technical requirements. In addition, in the logo of imported clothing should also indicate the name and address of the manufacturer of the product, the origin of the product and the name and address of the agent, importer or seller registered in China according to law.

Sensory inspection

Check the overall appearance of work clothing to avoid companies buying products with excessively bright colors, large color areas, and too many patterns and patterns.

Feel the clothes with your hands for softness and excessive threads, pay attention to small parts, cords and sharp edges, and pay special attention to the location of the labels, which are often on the outside of imported children's clothing. Or print the label information directly onto the fabric of the garment to ensure it doesn't scratch or irritate your child's body.

smell whether the clothes have an irritating smell, if there is an irritating smell, be alert to the fact that the product may have excessive formaldehyde, carcinogenic aromatic substances and other quality problems, try not to choose such clothes.

Give the flowers of our country a healthy and safe growing environment.