Labeling is a critical component of manufacturing in China, and something we often see a source of mistakes in Chinese manufacturing. Due to mis-communication and clarity on the part of the buyer, and a lack of English for the average Chinese factory worker, goods being shipped to western countries regularly are mis-labeled.
This issue now has a new level of serious with the introduction of the stringent labeling requirements instituted by the 2008 CPSIA legislation in the USA. This new legislation requires that certain products include a label indicating information such as the distributing company’s name, local city, province and country of production, date of production, tracking code, batch number, and purchase order number.
InTouch inspectors are well familiar with such labeling requirements, and it is part of their normal routine and checklist to investigate such issues with product bound for the US.