CCC: Certification of Push Chairs for the Chinese market2. July 2014
The catalogue of mandatory CCC certification for products intended for the Chinese market is extensive and includes a broad spectrum of product groups. Automotive parts, IT products, cables and technical devices all require CCC, and so do push chairs. Products that need CCC (China Compulsory Certification) must have the certification before they can be legally imported, traded, used or sold in China.
The product testing which is needed to pass CCC certification is determined by the corresponding Chinese GB (GB stands for Guobiao, Chinese for “National Standard”) Standard 14748-2006 “Safety Requirements for Wheeled Child Conveyance“. GB Standards define the scope, parameters and prescriptive limits for product testing required for the CCC certification. The complete process of CCC certification of push chairs is regulated by the
CCC Implementation Rules CNCA-13C-068:2006 “Cycles, Ride-on Vehicles and Similar Products for Young Children“ from March 2006.
Applications for the CCC certification of push chairs are handled by the CQC (China Quality Certification Centre). It is important that the manufacturer complete the application carefully and submit it along with all relevant documents to the CQC. Once accepted, the certifying authority will issue a factory code and a “test sample request.” The test samples will need to be sent to a CNCA (The Certification and Accreditation Administration of the People’s Republic of China) accredited test laboratory in China for testing.
Components that belong to the scope of testing include:
- Burning tests of main materials
- Braking System
- Parking brake and locking devices
After testing in China is completed, the initial factory inspection takes place. During this factory audit, Chinese auditors from the CQC inspect the production facility and review the quality management systems to ensure they both meet the CCC quality assurance requirements. Thorough preparation for the inspection is very important and a pre-audit consultation may be a reasonable consideration to insure a successful certification.
After product tests and factory inspection have been passed, the CCC certificate will be issued and the manufacturer can apply for the “permission of printing”. There are specific regulations that need to be followed when marking products with the official CCC logo.
If you want to know more about CCC certification of push chairs, please do not hesitate to contact us by phone (UK: +44 2071931135, US: +1 773 654-2673) or email with any questions you may have.
For more detailed information please download our free booklet “CCC Made Easy” here. You may also consider our book “A Brief Guide to CCC: China Compulsory Certification”, which can be ordered directly on Amazon here.