Clothes fail quality tests
Forever 21, H&M and adidas have been sanctioned by Shanghai’s market watchdogs for selling substandard products, authorities announced on Monday.
Forever 21 was fined more than 130,000 yuan (US$18,000) by the Huangpu District Administration for Market Regulation for selling substandard bags to a value of 133,575 yuan, according to the administration. The profit has been confiscated, together with more than 200 unsold bags.
In a separate case, the company was fined 32,157 yuan for selling substandard clothing, including skirts, trousers and coats for women in Changning District.
H&M was fined more than 12,000 yuan for selling substandard bags, according to the Huangpu District Administration for Market Regulation. Each bag was priced at 159 yuan and there was no remaining.
Adidas, which owns Reebok, was fined more than 8,000 yuan in the Pudong New Area for substandard Reebok short-sleeved shirts sold at a store on Zhuoyao Road.
In addition, the Xinzhuang outlet of Parkson in Minhang District was also fined for selling substandard sweaters, while Hotwind was fined after one of its outlets in Jiading District was found selling substandard jeans.