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
- 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:
- Resistance to compression deformation for plastic bottles
- Thermal shock for glass bottles
- Water resistance for glass bottles
- Internal stress test for glass bottles
- 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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