China Issues New Mandatory Standard for Infant Feeding Bottles and Teats

China publishes a new mandatory standard for infant feeding bottle and teats, which will become effective on November 1, 2021.

Online PR News – 16-December-2020 – Geneva, Switzerland – 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:
• 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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