Clothing, bags and shoes fail tests

More than 50 batches of clothing, bags and shoes sold at big department stores including Jiuguang, Takashimaya, Parkson, New World and Huijin have failed quality tests.

More than 50 batches of clothing, bags and shoes sold at big department stores including Jiuguang, Takashimaya, Parkson, New World and Huijin failed quality tests, the city's market watchdog said on Thursday.

A batch of Miss Sixty jeans sold at the Jiuguang Department Store failed for poor color fastness to rubbing, while a batch of Adidas sports shoes sold at Huijin Department Store were substandard for wearability of sole, according to the Shanghai Industrial and Commercial Administrative Bureau.

Clothes with poor color fastness can bleed dye onto the skin, which can be harmful, doctors warned.

A batch of jeans labeled Curly Sue failed for poor color fastness to water, sweat and saliva, and they were sold at the Parkson Department Store, according to the bureau.

A batch of Tamaris shoes for women sold at Takashimaya Shanghai failed for bending resistance, while another two batches of Hispanttas shoes sold at the same department store in Changning District failed for peeling strength.

A batch of MGG handbags sold at Shanghai New World Department Store had various problems, including seam strength, while a batch of Soldier Knife bags and two batches of the brand's baggage cases sold at the Gubei outlet of Carrefour failed for "oscillation shock property."

The bureau checked 245 batches of products at 17 department stores and supermarkets in Changning and Jing'an districts.

The substandard products have been removed from shelves.


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