Standardization Administration of the People's Republic of China (SAC) released a notification to the WTO on the preparation of the national standard Upholstered furniture- Limit of volatile organic compounds, decomposable aromatic amine and flame retardant of mattress (G/TBT/N/CHN/1095) on 22 July 2015.
 
The standard sets forth the terms and definitions, requirements, testing methods and inspection rules hereof, applicable to various home mattresses (excluding water mattress and air bed) made of PVC and PVC artificial leather
 
Limit of Volatile Organic Compounds, Decomposable Aromatic Amine and Flame Retardant of Mattress
Test item Name of hazardous substance Limit Remarks
Hazardous substances in mattress fabric Decomposable aromatic amine dye a Prohibition b Indirect contact
Prohibited flame retardant a Prohibition b
Volatile hazardous substances in mattress Content of formaldehyde release ≤0.10mg/m3
TVOC ≤0.60mg/m3
Sensitive ordor ≤Level 3
Abnormal ordor None
a. See Appendix A for type and name of prohibited decomposable aromatic amine dye and flame retardant
b. LOD of textile fabrics is pursuant to stipulations for decomposable aromatic amine dye in GB 18401 and that of leather and fur is subject to stipulations in GB/T 19942.
 
The above clauses concerning limit of volatile organic compounds, decomposable aromatic amine and flame retardant of mattress are mandatory.
 
The standard will be approved in the 90th day since its issuing by WTO secretary. The formal date for its effectiveness is six months since its approval.

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Further information
Official document (in Chinese)

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