New National Standard for Children’s Cases and Bags Published in China

SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, has published a SafeGuardS reminding stakeholders that the Standardization Administration of China has issued a new national standard for children’s cases and bags – GB/T 41002-2022.

The standard covers general specifications and was included in China’s No.2 announcement of approved national standards in 2022. It relates to cases and bags for children aged no greater than 14 years.

Products within the scope of the standard are divided into one of three categories depending on the age of the user:

  1. Category I: infants under the age of 36 months
  2. Category II: children between 36 months and under 6 years of age
  3. Category III: children between 6 and 14 years of age

SGS has published SafeGuardS 122.22 to give stakeholders an overview of the scope and technical requirements within GB/T 41002-2022. These include requirements on chemicals, materials and appearance.

For more information, review SGS’s original SafeGuardS 122.22.

The new national product standard came into effect on October 1, 2022.

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SGS SafeGuardS keep you up to date with the latest news and developments in the consumer goods industry. Read the full China Releases a New National Standard GB/T 41002-2022 (General Specifications for Children’s Cases and Bags) SafeGuardS.

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For further information contact:

Louann Spirito
Consumer and Retail – Softlines
US & Canada Softlines Business Head
Tel: +1 973 461 7919
LinkedIn: sgs-consumer-goods-&-retail

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