China Issues New Mandatory Standard for Infant Feeding Bottles and Teats

The Standardization Administration of
China (SAC) has published a new mandatory standard for infant feeding bottle
and teats.

Issued on October 21, 2020, the standard –
GB 38995-2020 –
covers the safety and performance requirements for:

  • Infant feeding bottles
  • Teats
  • Drinking accessories made of plastic, glass, metal, ceramic and silicone

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It does not
apply to feeding bottle and teats for medical use.

GB38995-2020 lists the following

  • General
    requirements – appearance. e
    dges and points, print adhesion, volumetric accuracy, small parts, sealing
    discs, puncture test and tear resistance
  • Performance test – resistance to boiling water, thermal shock, effectiveness
    of sealing disc, transparency
  • Matched components – size
    requirement, length requirement, retention test, flexibility, d
    rop test
  • Additional
    requirements include:

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  1. Resistance
    to compression deformation for plastic bottles
  2. Thermal shock for glass bottles
  3. Water resistance for glass bottles
  4. Internal stress test for glass bottles
  5. Mechanical impact strength for glass bottles

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China’s new mandatory standard for infant
feeding bottle and teats will come into effect on November 1, 2021.

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