(Yicai Global) Sept. 15 -- Annual sales of air purifiers in China have reached five million units, but 30 percent do not conform to the country's quality standards, state-owned news agency Xinhua cited Liu Qing, deputy secretary-general of the Chinese Consumers Association, as saying.
Problems related to quality and false advertising present significant challenges to consumers when purchasing these products, he said.
Sales of purifiers in China are currently growing at 20 to 30 percent annually, though multiple manufacturers are unable to provide after-services and quality guarantees due to their lack of experience in the sector. The market also suffers from the presence of fake goods.
Few household electrical appliance makers in China have obtained the China Compulsory Certification, and the case is the same for air purifiers, said Lu Jianguo, deputy chief engineer at the China Household Electrical Appliances Research Institute. With the introduction and implementation of new national standards for these products, confusion and misinformation among consumers can be alleviated, and counterfeit products can be better regulated.
The new national standard for air cleaners was formally implemented in March 2016, defining four core indicators that affect the cleaning effect of air purifiers, CADR (clean air delivery rate), CCM (cumulate clean mass), energy efficiency rating and noise standards.