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GB 5296.1-2012
ICS 03. 080. 30
A 12
NATIONAL STANDARD
OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA
Replacing GB 5296.1-1997
Instructions for Use of Products of
Consumer Interest-Part 1. General
Principles
(ISO/IEC Guide 37.1995, INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE of products of consumer interest,
MOD)
ISSUED ON. DECEMBER 31, 2012
IMPLEMENTED ON. MAY 01, 2013
Jointly issued by. The General Administration of Quality Supervision,
Inspection and Quarantine of the People's Republic of
China; Standardization Administration Committee of The
People's Republic of China
Table of Contents
FOREWORD ... 3
INTRODUCTION ... 6
1 SCOPE ... 7
2 NORMATIVE REFERENCES ... 8
3 TERMS AND DEFINITIONS ... 8
4 GENERAL PRINCIPLES ... 9
5 CLAUSES IN STANDARD RELATED TO INSTRUCTION FOR USE ... 11
6 LOCATION AND PATTERN ... 11
7 INFORMATION PROVIDED AT THE POINT OF SALE ... 12
8 COMPILATION REQUIREMENTS ... 12
9 SAFETY WARNINGS ... 18
10 STANDARDIZATION OF PHRASES AND SIGNS ... 19
11 VISUAL AND AUDIBLE SIGNALS ... 19
12 DURABILITY OF INSTRUCTION FOR USE ... 20
13 CONTENTS LAYOUT ... 20
14 EVALUATION OF COMPOSITION QUALITY ... 21
ANNEX A ... 22
ANNEX B ... 29
ANNEX C ... 31
REFERENCES ... 33
REFERENCES AND ORIGINAL CHINESE DOCUMENTS ... 34
Foreword
In this Part, the contents in 6.2, 8.2.1.7, 8.2.4, 8.6.2, Clause 13 and Clause 14 are
recommendatory and the rest are mandatory.
7 parts of GB 5296 "Instructions for Use of Products of Consumer Interest" have now
been published.
— Part 1. General Principles;
— Part 2. Instructions for Use of Household and Similar Electrical Appliances;
— Part 3. General Labeling for Cosmetics;
— Part 4. Textiles and Apparel;
— Part 5. Toys;
— Part 6. Furniture;
— Part 7. Sports Equipment.
This Part is Part 1 of GB 5296.
This Part was drafted in accordance with the regulations of GB/T 1.1-2009.
This Part replaces GB 5296.1-1997 and has the key changes as follows, compared with
GB 5296.1-1997.
— Description and composition have been brought in line with the compulsory
requirements of the national standards, and Introduction has been added;
— The labeling for consistency degree in adopting international standards has been
given according to the requirements in GB/T 20000.2-2009;
— The sections Foreword and Introduction in ISO/IEC have been removed;
— The term “products of consumer interest” has been added (see 3.2);
— The definition of “INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE” has been revised (3.2 in the 1997
edition; 3.3 in the present edition);
— Regulations for product name labeling have been modified (see 4.2 a));
— Supplementary regulations for clear labeling of expiry dates have been added (see
4.9);
— The manufacturer’s name, address and executive product standard number are added
(see 4.10);
— Requirements for INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE of small products and small
packaging area have been added (see 4.12);
— Regulations for the height of the Chinese characters in the instructions have been
added (see 8.2.1.1, 8.2.1.2);
— The corresponding point values for the font sizes in ISO/IEC Guide 37 have been
revised (see 8.2.1.3, 8.2.1.4);
— "Health" has been revised as “suitability” (see 8.2.3);
— Supplementary provisions for color usage have been added (see 8.3.3);
— Samples have been revised (8.5.3 in the 1997 edition; 8.5.3 in the present edition);
— The provision of Chinese instructions has been assured, and the speech sound are
specified (see 8.6.1);
— Regulations on explanation in multiple languages are modified and the specification
for position of the Chinese INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE is specified (see 8.6.2);
— The requirements for standard Chinese characters have been added (see 8.6.3);
— Regulations governing the use of graphics in different languages have been revised
and supplemented (8.6.4 in the 1997 edition; 8.6.4 in the present edition);
— Regulations governing the layout of the text have been added (clause 13);
— Some terms and expressions in several clauses have been revised for the purpose of
accuracy and completeness.
This Part is redrafted and modified in relation to ISO/IEC Guide 37 "Instructions for Use
of Products of Consumer Interest", which is the main technical content, some of which is
modified based on the actual conditions in China.
This Part has revised the order of several clauses in ISO/ IEC Guide 37. 1995
"Instructions for Use of Products of Consumer Interest" Annex B provides a table to compare
the numbers of chapters and clauses in this Part and those in ISO/IEC Guide 37. 1995.
Those clauses with technical differences between this Part and ISO/IEC Guide 37.1995
have been indicated by a single vertical line to the page margin. Annex C outlines technical
differences and the reasons for revision.
This standard is proposed by and under the jurisdiction of National Technical Committee
on Services of Standardization Administration of China (SAC/TC 264).
Chief drafting organizations of this Part. China National Institute of Standardization,
China Consumers Association, Research Center for International Standards and Technical
Regulation on Inspection and Quarantine of General Administration of Quality Supervision,
Inspection and Quarantine of the People's Republic of China, China Electronics
Standardization Institute.
Chief drafting staffs of this Part. Feng Wei, Wang Zheng, Ding Dongjiang, Lu Xilin, Ren
Jing, Zhang Xiaoli, Jiao Yang.
The previous editions replaced by this Part are.
— GB 5296.1-1985, GB 5296.1-1997.
Introduction
"INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE" is the means of conveying information to the consumer
on how to use the product in a correct and safe manner. They play an important part in
protecting consumers’ personal safety, their property and their personal health as well as
protecting against environmental pollution, preventing fraud and misleading information, and
protecting consumers’ rights.
This Part of GB 5296 is an important drive and guidance in developing other parts of the
national standard on "Instructions for Use of Products of Consumer Interest" and facilitating
the standardization of INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE in China.
This Part, as the general principles of GB 5296, is not able to provide detail requirements
of INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE to cover all kinds of consumer products. Therefore, the
principles provided by this Part are the general requirements to all stakeholders on the design
and compilation of all kinds of INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE.
NATIONAL STANDARDS
OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA
Instructions for Use of Products of Consumer
Interest-Part 1. General Principles
1 Scope
1.1 This Part of GB 5296 specifies the compilation principles and methods of
INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE of consumer products (hereinafter referred to as
INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE). This Part applies to.
—— Consumer product designers, manufacturer, technical document drafters or other
people who engage in the work of conceiving and drafting such instructions;
—— Technical committees or organization which drafts standards for consumer
products.
1.2 The principles and methods in this Part shall be applied in combination with the specific
requirements of INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE of specific product standard.
1.3 This Part includes evaluation methods for INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE of consumer
products (see Annex A). It shall be used as reference methods and basics to review the
comprehensiveness of contents of the INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE; and to assess the
compilation quality of the INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE.
Annex A is primarily provided for researchers, experts and consumer product assessment
organizations. It is also ...
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