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025-Scarves

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

Shawls, neck wrap, scarfs, or other similar products manufactured via weaving, knitting, or crocheting.

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

Scarves: Every step from trimming to knitting, forming, sewing, finishing, ironing, and packaging has been completed in Taiwan.

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 was used (corresponding to EN 14362-1: 2003).

(2) Functional standards

Color fastness: Refer to the washing method indicated by the product and select one of the following tests according to the washing method indicated for the product.

1. Color fastness to washing: Testing for knitted or woven fabrics shall be based upon method 6.3 C-3 prescribed in CNS 1494 L3027 (corresponding to ISO 105-C06: 1994) and should exhibit a rating of 4 or above for both color change and dye contamination. Testing for crochet fabrics shall be based upon method 6.3 C-1 prescribed in CNS 1494 L3027 (corresponding to ISO 105-C06: 1994) and should exhibit a rating of 3-4 or above for both color change and dye contamination.

(2) Color fastness to washing: Testing for knitted or woven fabrics shall be based upon method 8.1 A prescribed in CNS 8434 L3155 (corresponding to ISO 105-D01: 1993) and should exhibit a rating of 3-4 or above for both color change and dye contamination. Testing for crochet fabrics shall be based upon method 8.2 B prescribed in CNS 8434 L3155 (corresponding to ISO 105-D01: 1994) and should exhibit a rating of 3-4 or above for both color change and dye contamination.

(3) Product labeling inspection standards: Products applying for certification must comply with the regulations prescribed in Commodity Labeling Act - Labeling Criteria for Apparel And Garments

4. Product category identification principles:

Scarfs of different styles but of the same materials, same colors, 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 reference for product identification.

5. Quantity of samples to be provided:

The applicant shall provide 1 set of samples at their own expense for product quality testing purposes, and provide additional samples as needed for the tests.

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