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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 rubber

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

GB38995-2020 lists the following requirements:

  • General requirements – appearance. edges 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, drop test
  • Additional requirements include:
  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

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

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