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Child seats chaos: production can be sold unqualified rate of 70%

2018-04-22 17:36:50

China Science and technology network reported on November 25 (Ding Xia Zhao Weihua Huang Chenxu) Recently, CCTV exposed a number of car child safety seat sampling unqualified, 3 qualified products only one domestic seat qualified, the network reporter to track the matter, was blown unqualified enterprises are questioned about the test results. With the in-depth investigation, the reporter found that the unqualified rate of car child safety seats for four consecutive years is as high as 70%, and the problems from production and detection to the prison are far beyond imagination. On November 12, a CCTV program purchased 10 foreign brands of child safety seats from the Internet and entities, with prices ranging from 200-5000 yuan, sent to motor vehicle testing for collision detection, and seven products were detected as unqualified, with seat belts loose and interfaces broken. The reporter's investigation learned that from 2010 to 2012, the three-year period, CCTV every year for car child safety seats to investigate the report, and in the annual sampling results, at least 70% of the child seats are unqualified. It is worth noting that the 3 unqualified products exposed by CCTV in 2010 also include the only qualified domestic brand in this year's test - Thanksgiving children's products are limited. In addition, in 2012, the relevant departments of Tsinghua University also conducted crash tests on 20 samples of child safety seats from 10 popular brands, and 70% of the results were unqualified. Production chaos: small workshops since the anti-counterfeiting logo car seats entered the Chinese market in 2001, before the annual sales of less than 100,000 units in the Chinese market, the use rate is less than 0.1%. After 2011, there was an improvement, especially after the promulgation of the "restraint system for child Occupants of motor vehicles" standard in July 2012, and the sales of child safety seats increased rapidly. The surge in market sales will inevitably bring about the rapid expansion of the industry, and at present, there is no mandatory standard related to the production of car child safety seats, leading to more and more enterprises of different sizes to join the ranks of car child safety seats production. According to the "China Compulsory use of child safety seats feasibility Study Report" of China Automotive Technology Research: there are more than one hundred large and small seat companies, with production capacity ranging from thousands of units, tens of thousands of units and even more than one million units, with an annual output of 10 million units. According to relevant media reports, the current production brands of car child safety seats are mixed, and the quality is also mixed, and some business houses are even in their own yards. When a media reporter visited a production of safety seats in the city, he found that the production workshop was in his own yard, very narrow, which was cluttered with a variety of processed fabrics, a female worker simply sewed the fabric in his hands a few times, and threw it to the next worker to punch holes, and it only took about 40 minutes to produce a portable child safety seat. The person in charge of the business said: if a product is sent to Europe for testing and certification cost is too high, do not make mistakes in the case of one-time through about 250,000, in the sale, they will put on their own has not passed the quality supervision Bureau certification of anti-counterfeiting logo. Pang Jinxi, head of the child safety riding project, told reporters: "At present, there are a lot of child seat copycat products, there are a lot of copycat labeling phenomenon, because the cost of certification and testing is too high, many small businesses on their own related labels, in fact, is not up to standard." At present, China has not introduced mandatory certification regulations on child safety seats, and whether to send them to a third party for testing is completely decided by the enterprise voluntarily. The reporter's secret visit to the motor vehicle testing (national certification of third-party testing) learned that: the main reference to the national standard draft (that is, the "vehicle child Occupant restraint system"), a child safety seat to pass the full set of testing needs to go through the dynamic crash test state of the insurance policy, buckle, material and other tests, a total of more than 90, the cost is about 200,000. In addition, the test samples are provided by the submitting party independently, and are not sampled by the third party. The relevant person in charge of the parts technology of the motor vehicle testing Marketing Department told reporters: "The samples we test are provided by the inspection party itself, without extraction, if it is not convenient, you can directly mail it." After the product passes the test, the third-party testing agency will provide the corresponding test report, and the enterprise can paste the relevant logo such as "national qualified product" on this product. But surprisingly, the test report does not indicate the relevant expiration date. The official also said: "The report does not have an exact validity period, is recognized by the state, can directly stick to the national standard listing." Although in July 2012, China issued the "motor vehicle child Occupant restraint system" standard, which stipulates the minimum standards for child safety seats and children, but because there is no special supervision and certification body, product quality assurance mainly depends on the self-testing of enterprises and self-supervision of the market. Therefore, it is presented in the market: as long as the manufacturer can produce a safety seat, it can be sold. The relevant person in charge of motor vehicle testing said: "Because the country is not mandatory, there are not many companies to be inspected, in fact, even if the company does not send us to test here can be listed." "At the moment, it's basically as long as it's produced, it can be sold on the market," says Mr Pang. "There's no mandatory certification or third-party testing." But many consumers know nothing about this, a two-year-old daughter who just bought a car seat Yang said she was not very clear about the safety seat testing standards and certification, and said: "Feel that the country should have testing standards, home should also have, can take out to sell products should be no problem!" In fact, in Germany, the United Kingdom, the United States and other European and American countries, as well as Japan and other countries, children are forced to use safety seats. Article 21 (1) of the German Road Traffic Law stipulates that children under the age of 12 and less than 150 cm tall must sit in a child seat for safety reasons, otherwise parents cannot drive with their children. Offenders can be fined tens of euros, receive safety re-education, or ban their parents from driving or even be sentenced to prison. At present, car safety seats are also very popular on the Internet, according to relevant surveys, in the first quarter of 2013, the top 50 brands on the Internet sold 77,853 seats, of which the top 10 brands accounted for 67.1%. Online sales of car child safety seats are dazzling, the price is hundreds to thousands of yuan, and most claim to pass national standards or European certification, consumers pick is dazzling. Experts in China's automotive technology research suggest that consumers are best to buy in regular shopping malls and monopoly stores, and if they buy online, they must go to the official website of a regular company to choose. Pang Jinxi told reporters: "A child seat from production to testing, the general cost of about 400 to 500, the entity plus transportation, sales is higher, so generally less than four or five hundred child safety seats basically can not be bought."

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