(Yicai Global) Aug. 3 -- Beijing market regulators this week subjected various types of luggage products on the market to quality inspections, uncovering deficiencies in GUCCI, MICHAEL KORS, FURLA, LV and other luxury brands.
The main problems were that their impact performance failed to meet relevant standards.
Shock performance testing is conducted by jerking the handle of a luggage item which is packed with a specified load weight. A suitcase falling within a designated range at a certain speed under its own gravity has its motion arrested with the handle is the means used to detect the suitcase's handling performance.
The goods quality sampling results of luggage products on sale in the Beijing market the Beijing Administration for Industry and Commerce conducted on yesterday showed 22 unqualifying suitcases and bags came from 10 countries and regions, and involved a total of 11 brands. Two ladies' backpacks bearing the FURLA trademark and of Italian origin sold by Fufeng Trading (Shanghai) Co. had shock performance problems. Louis Vuitton's two products were both found to be substandard. These products originated in France and Louis Vuitton (China) Trading Co. was the distributor. Backpacks also failed in shock performance and labeling. Three MICHAEL KORS brand backpacks were found defective, with two sourced from Italy, and one from China. A GUCCI backpack of Italian origin also had impact performance problems.
The Beijing Administration for Industry and Commerce has investigated these defective goods available on the market, and ordered producers and relevant distributors to remove these rejected items from sale.