New Mandatory China Standard for Sunglasses and Sun Glare Filters

SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, is reminding stakeholders that China’s new mandatory standard for sunglasses and sun glare filters came into effect on December 1, 2021.

GB 39552.1-2020, and its testing method, GB/T 39552.2-2020, covers:

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun glare filters
  • Clip-on sunglasses
  • Replacement filters that are nominally afocal (plano power)

These products are for general use (e.g. driving) and provide protection against solar radiation. The standard is not applicable to eyewear for protection against artificial light radiation (e.g. solaria), occupational use or direct observation of the sun.

GB 39552.1-2020 is closely aligned to ISO 12312-1: 2013. To see a brief comparison between these standards, view SGS’s original SafeGuard 014/22.

The standard and its test method were originally published in November and December 2020 (respectively). Now in force, the standard supersedes the cancelled standard QB 2457-1999.

SGS Sunglasses & Eyewear Services

Throughout our global network, SGS offers consultation and comprehensive testing services covering a wide range of eyewear: fashion and prescription glass; sunglasses; sports goggles and glasses; and personal protective equipment. Experts are available to conduct a full array of safety and quality testing. In the end, it’s only trusted because it’s tested. To learn more about SGS Consumer Product testing services.

SGS SafeGuardS keep you up to date with the latest news and developments in the consumer goods industry. Read the full New GB Standard for Sunglasses and Sunglare Filters in China SafeGuardS.

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For further information contact:

John Wong

Technical Services Manager

Tel: 852-27653546



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