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