New Product Standard for Children’s Buoyant Swimwear in China

Top Quote A look at China’s new national product standard for buoyant swimwear – GB/T 40180-2021. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) December 16, 2021 - Stakeholders are reminded that China’s new national product standard for buoyant swimwear for infants and children came into effect on December 1, 2021.

    Issued by the Standardization Administration of China, GB/T 40180-2021 was included in China’s No. 7 announcement on the approved national standards in 2021. It covers buoyant swimwear made for children aged 14 years or below and with shells made from textile materials. The standard can also be referenced in relation to other wearable buoyancy products – collars, armbands, chest straps, knapsacks, etc., but it is not suitable for lifejackets and buoyancy aids with plastic as the main material.

    The standard defines buoyant swimwear as wearable clothing that uses textile fabrics as the main shell, and which is equipped with buoyancy materials and/or inflatable air chambers that provide floatation during water sports.

    The technical content of the standard relates to four requirements:
    • Instructions for use, warnings and markings
    • Safety
    • Quality – general (formaldehyde content, filling materials, odor, flammability, etc.) and internal (fiber content, colorfastness, fabric stretch and recover, etc.)
    • Appearance

    To learn more about the scope of the technical content of GB/T 40180-2021, read SGS’s original SafeGuard 157/21.

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