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017-Sockings

Promulgated by President on Sep. 26,2014
1. Products and items that may be certified:

Baby socks, children's socks, women's socks, men's socks, sports socks, toe socks, stockings, leggings, leg warmers, pantyhose, knee-high (and over-knee) socks, compression socks, and other socks.

2. Special requirements to qualify the product as Made in Taiwan (MIT):

(1)Every manufacturing step of the socks product from weaving, sewing, dyeing, forming, and packaging has been completed in Taiwan. The raw materials are not required to be made in Taiwan.

(2)Necessary processing: The weaving process of the hosiery must be implemented in Taiwan to qualify.

3. Product quality inspection standards:

(1)Safety standards

1. Limits to free formaldehyde: Testing methods provided in CNS 15580-1 shall be used. Quality requirements must comply with the rules prescribed in CNS 14940 L1029 (that reference ISO 14184-1-1998). Maximum limit of free formaldehyde is 20 ppm for woven products used by infants and young children and 75 ppm for woven products that come into direct contact with the skin.

2. Does not use any of the prohibited azo dyes: Products must be provided with evidentiary documentation that no prohibited azo dyes prescribed in CNS 15290 L1036 Safety of textiles were used.

(2) Functional standards

Color fastness to washing: Refer to test method A2 prescribed in CNS 1494 L3027, and must attain a rating of 3 or above for color change and dye contamination.

(3) Product labeling inspection standards

1. For products made locally, the name, telephone number and address of the manufacturer must be shown.

2. Dimensions or size code.

3. Country of origin (the main country responsible for the manufacture of the product).

4. Fiber composition.

5. Ironing and processing methods.

4. Product category identification principles:

For companies applying for certification of hosiery with different styles, the certification principles are provided in the following: hosiery of different styles but of the same material, same color and same series may be tested as a single product. However, a list of styles and photographs of products of different styles within the same series must be provided as a reference for product identification.

5. Quantity of samples to be provided:

Applicants applying for product certification or extended certification shall provide 1 set of samples at their own expense for quality testing purposes.

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