CNS 15290 – Safety of Textile (General Requirements)
Textile and apparel products that are imported into, manufactured or sold in Taiwan are required to comply with a mandatory inspection regime which is based on the requirements outlined in CNS 15290. The Commodity Inspection Marks are then required to be placed on the products, hangtags or other packaging materials (2).
Related to the latest CNS 15290 safety requirements, the BSMI has announced and established standard testing methods for alkylphenol ethoxylated (APEO) residues in textile products and also free and hydrolyzed formaldehyde content in textile products.
- CNS 15579 – Textiles – Determination of surfactant – Alkylphenol ethoxylates
- CNS 15580-1 – Textiles – Determination of formaldehyde – Part 1: Free and hydrolyzed formaldehyde (water extraction method)
General safety requirements of the latest CNS 15290 summarized in Table 1 within the latest SafeGuardS bulletin (http://newsletter.sgs.com/
(1) BSMI New Release (in Chinese) http://fsms.bsmi.gov.tw/
The National Standards of the Republic of China (CNS) http://www.cnsonline.com.tw/
(2) SGS SG No. 067/11 http://newsletter.sgs.com/
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