The SAC has published a mandatory GB standard for infant feeding bottles and teats, GB 38995-2020, which includes safety requirements and performance tests, plus requirements for materials used in the product.

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Infant drinking milk in a baby bottle

On October 21, 2020, the Standardization Administration of China (SAC) published a mandatory GB standard for infant feeding bottles and teats, GB 38995-2020. This standard incorporates safety and performance requirements for infant feeding bottles and teats, thus enhancing the safety of these products. This standard will become effective on November 1, 2021.

The standard applies to infant feeding bottles, teats and drinking accessories made of plastic, glass, metal, ceramic, rubber, and silicone rubber but will not apply to feeding bottles and teats for medical use.

The following requirements are listed in GB38995-2020:

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 Requirement

  • 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

Copies of the standard can be downloaded at GB 38995-2020 >

SGS Solutions

SGS has dedicated experts and services to assist you in the development of juvenile products and childcare articles. SGS offers physical/mechanical tests, chemical tests, packaging evaluation and inspections to ensure the compliance of your products in target markets.

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SGS Consumer and Retail
Technical Manager (Hardlines)
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