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China - Update to the Industrial Standard for Children’s Leather Shoes

Photo: Children’s shoes
Photo: Children’s shoes

Industrial standard QB/T 2880-2016 “Children’s leather shoes” was approved and issued by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People’s Republic of China, and was implemented on 1 Jan, 2017. This updated version was based on and replaced QB/T 2880-2007 “Children’s leather shoes”. It is applicable to children’s leather shoes and infants’ leather shoes used in daily life if the shoe size is not above 250 and the shoes are for children who are not more than 14 years old.

It is the first time QB/T 2880 has been updated since it was first issued nearly nine years ago. The new version added two test items, the pull-out strength of the upper sole and safety properties. Mandatory standard GB 30585 was added as a normative reference. The significant technical updates are summarized in the table below:

Table: China's industrial standard for children’s leather shoes
Table: China's industrial standard for children’s leather shoes

As the new version of the standard has become effective, children’s leather shoe companies should update the labeling of their products accordingly and follow the technical requirements in the new standard in order to legally sell their products in the China market.

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