New Chinese Product Standard for Infant and Children’s Knitted Garments

Top Quote A look at China’s new national product standard for infant and children’s knitted garments – GB/T 39508-2020. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) November 11, 2021 - On June 1, 2021, the Standardization Administration of China’s new national product standard for knitted garments to be worn by infants and children – GB/T 39508-2020 – came into effect.

    Included in China’s No. 26 announcement of approved national standards in 2020, the new national product standard applies to garments that are predominantly made from knitted fabrics. It covers knitted garments for:

    • Infants – less than or equal to 36 months of age (the garments generally worn by the infants with a height not greater than 100 cm may be considered as garments for infants.)
    • Children – aged 3 to 14 years:
    o Girl’s garment – considered to be garments generally worn by girls of a height greater than 100 cm but not greater than 155 cm
    o Boy’s garment – considered to be garments generally worn by boys of a height greater than 100 cm but not greater than 160 cm

    These height definitions mean knitted garments worn by a child less than or equal to 130 cm would be considered a garment for a child under 7 years of age.

    GB/T 39508-2020 includes technical provisions relating to both internal quality and appearance quality.

    To learn more about the scope of GB/T 39508-2020, review SGS’s original SafeGuard 0146/21.

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