AQSIQ: About 30% Of China's Furniture Products Substandard

January 15, 2010 | Print | Email Email | Comments | Category: Consumer

The latest survey published by China's General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine shows that up to 30% of the furniture products sold in China market are substandard.

It is learned that AQSIQ checked about 400 pieces of wooden furniture products, made by 375 manufacturers across the country, for nine points based on the relevant standards of The Wooden Cabinet and the Limit of Harmful Substances and Measuring of Indoor Decoration Materials and Wooden Furniture. These included the stability of the base, sagging, materials, finishing, and paint. The result shows that a total of 114 pieces wooden furniture were unqualified and this includes products from 35 Guangdong-based companies including Shenzhen Da Fu Hao Industry Development Company and products of 10 Sichuan-based manufacturers including Chengdu Mingzhu Furniture Company, which accounted for 41.2% of the total substandard products.

Analysts say that the result means that the quality of Chinese furniture products needs to be improved and the awareness of their responsibility on the part of the furniture enterprises concerned shall be enhanced.

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