China: Children’s Clothing Safety Standards

China: Children’s Clothing Safety Standards
The General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the
People's Republic of China (AQSIQ) and the Standardization Administration of China
(SAC) have approved three national standards for children's clothing, as follows.
The standards went into effect on August 1, 2009.
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GB/T 22702-2008, Standard Safety Size for Drawstrings on Children's Upper
Wear
GB/T 22704-2008, Code of Practice for the Design and Manufacture of
Children's Clothing to Promote Mechanical Safety
GB/T 22705-2008, Safety Specifications for Cords and Drawstrings on Children's
Clothing
Background
The standardization and approval of these three national standards has primarily focused on the potential
safety risks caused by the mechanical hazards of children's clothing. Presently, China's safety standard
series for children's wear run parallel with international standards, and the main safety index and methods of
safety inspection have achieved the same level as other international standards.
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GB/T 22702-2008 - Standard Safety Size for Drawstrings on Children's Upper Wear
– referenced to ASTM F1816-2004
This standard specifies the safety requirements for drawstrings on children’s upper wear for children
under the age of 14 and applicable to garment parts such as hood and neck, waist and lap, etc. It
also addresses specifications for drawstrings in accordance with the age of the children (infant,
children and adolescents).
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GB/T 22704-2008 - Code of Practice for the Design and Manufacture of Children's Clothing to
Promote Mechanical Safety – referenced to BS 7907-1997
This standard specifies the materials, design and production of clothing for children under the age
of 14. It offers a comprehensive explanation of the important issue of mechanical safety of children's
clothing in regards to the exchange of information, materials and parts purchasing, design details,
manufacturing process as well as testing and inspection of materials and clothing.
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GB/T 22705-2008 - Safety Specifications for Cords and Drawstrings on Children's Clothing
– referenced to EN 14682-2007
This standard specifies the safety requirements of cords and drawstrings on clothing for children
under the age of 14. These requirements are based on the different garment parts of children's
clothing (hood and neck, waist, lap, sleeves, etc).
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September 2009, Bulletin 09B-177
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