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Polyvinyl Chloride Floorcoverings(HS/CCCN 3918.10.10.00-1, 3918.10.90.10-2, 3918.10.90.90-5A); Floor coverings, whether or not self-adhesive, in rolls or in the form of tiles, and wall or ceiling coverings "in rolls with a width of >= 45 cm, consisting of a layer of plastics fixed permanently on a backing of any material other than paper, the face side of which is grained, embossed, coloured, design-printed or otherwise decorated", of polymers of vinyl chloride (HS 391810)

Proposal for Legal Inspection Requirements for Polyvinyl Chloride Floorcoverings (1 page(s), in English; 2 page(s), in Chinese)

Polyvinyl chloride (hereafter referred to as "PVC") products are possible to have plasticizer contamination, resulting in environmental hormone effects and carcinogenic risk due to the exposure to PVC. Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection (BSMI) is aware of 56% of randomly purchased PVC floorcoverings samples did not meet plasticizer content requirements of the standard. Considering the harmful effects of PVC to children and human health, the BSMI intends to regulate the safety and quality requirements for PVC floorcoverings. The conformity assessment procedure is Declaration of Conformity.