23% child safety seats fail test

Hu Min
Sixty batches of child safety seats sold online and offline were tested, and 14 or 23.3 percent were substandard, the Shanghai Administration for Market Regulation said.
Hu Min

Child safety seats sold on major online shopping sites such as Taobao, yhd.com, JD.com and Kaola.com have failed quality tests, the city's market watchdog warned over the weekend.

Sixty batches of child safety seats sold online and offline were tested, and 14 or 23.3 percent were substandard, the Shanghai Administration for Market Regulation said.

They failed in dynamic and fireproof tests.

Four batches of child safety seats sold on yhd.com branded Zhongba and Drom failed dynamic tests.

A batch of child safety seats sold on vip.com and branded Joie, two batches sold on JD.com and branded Carmind, and a batch sold on Taobao branded Babyley had the same problem, according to the administration.

The backrest broke in dynamic tests, the administration warned.

The faults can cause injuries to children when accidents happen as children will hit the front seats or dashboards.

In other cases, the seats could not protect children in a crash and the broken parts can cause further injuries.

Eleven batches failed in combustion property, and they combust too quickly, according to the administration.

Four batches of child safety seats sold on JD.com with brands like Pouch and Happybe failed the fireproof test.

A batch of seats branded Graco and sold on Kaola.com, a cross-border e-commerce platform, had the same problem.

Flame retardance is an important safety index of child safety seats which can slow down the speed of burning when fire happens and protect children passengers.

Failed index will shorten the rescue time of passengers on vehicles catching fire and threaten the life of children, the administration said.

The administration has ordered the businesses to stop selling substandard products immediately and clear their stocks.

They have also been ordered to delete information of these products. An investigation is underway.

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