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GB18401-2010 Has Been Implemented——Safer and More Appropriate

Standardization Administration of the People' s Republic ofChinahas published the new revision of GB 18401—2010”National general safety technical code for textile products”on 14th January 2011, which has been executed on 1st August 2011.

Standardization Administration of the People' s Republic of Chinahas published the new revision of GB 18401—2010”National general safety technical code for textile products”on 14th January 2011, which will be executed on 1st August 2011.

This Standard is applicable to the manufacture and sale of garment,decorations and household textile products.

The main technical differences between this new revision and GB 18401-2003 are listed below:

1. ‘Home use' has been added to the scope of application, and ‘Use’ and ‘Except when otherwise agreed by both demand and supply parties' have been deleted;
2. The definition of infant age has been altered from 24 months to 36 months,and height has been changed from 80cm to 100 cm ;
3. Product categorisation from A, B and C coding has been changed to a verbal description , and the pH value in category B of Table 1 has been changed from 4.0—7.5 to 4.0—8.5;
4. ‘4-Aminoazobenzene' has been added to the list of decomposable carcinogenic arylamines in appendix C.Technical Requirements

Technical Requirements

Textile products for infants should comply with requirements in category A; products in direct contact with skin should at least comply with requirements in category B; products not in direct contact with skin should at least comply with requirements in category C.

Item

A

B

C

Test Method

Formaldehyde % (mg/kg)

20

75

300

GB/T 2912.1

pH valuea

4.0-7.5

4.0-8.5

4.0-9.0

GB/T 7573

 

 

colour

fastness b

(grade)

 

water(change, staining)

3-4

3

3

GB/T 5713

perspiration (Acidic)

(change, staining)

3-4

3

3

GB/T 3922

Perspiration (Alkali)

(change, staining)

3-4

3

3

GB/T 3922

Rubbing / Crocking

4

3

3

GB/T 3920

Saliva (change, staining)

4

 

GB/T 18886

Odour

None

Section 6.7

 

Decomposable carcinogenic

arylamine dye c (mg/kg)

Forbidden

GB/T 17592

GB/T 23344

a、The pH value can be adjusted to 4.0~10.5 for non-end products that must undergo wetprocessing in further processing procedures.
b、Not applicable to: non-end products that must undergo washing and fading processes,products that are of original colour or bleached products; traditional handcraftedproducts such as tie dyed or wax printed products. Only baby/children products need tobe tested for colourfastness to saliva.
c、Please see appendix C for list of decomposable carcinogenic arylamine dyes, limit value:20 mg/kg. 

 

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