MUJI fined $350 for selling poor-quality children's T-shirts

MUJI (Shanghai) Commercial Co was recently fined 2,517.5 yuan ($350) and had 377.1 yuan of illegal income confiscated by the market regulator in Jing'an district of Shanghai, as the company produced and sold substandard products as qualified products, according to the information from data provider Tianyancha.

Tianyancha showed that the fiber content of children's striped short-sleeved T-shirt under MUJI brand does not meet quality requirements.

A testing and certification company issued an inspection report on June 6, 2023 for the striped short-sleeved T-shirt, determining that the sampled garments failed to meet standards during testing.

MUJI later raised objections to the product quality supervision and sampling inspection, and the products were re-inspected by an inspection technology company in Shenzhen, South China's Guangdong Province.

It was not the first time that the company has been fined for unqualified products. In September 2023, Tianyancha showed that MUJI was fined over 40,000 yuan by the Jing'an district market regulator for poor quality shorts. After inspection and re-inspection, the fiber content of the product does not meet the requirements.

On January 12, Ryohin Keikaku Co, the parent company of MUJI, released its first quarterly report for fiscal year 2024. The report showed that from September to November 2023, the Chinese mainland market resumed double-digit growth from a low base in the same period in 2022. 

By the end of November 2023, MUJI's total number of stores in Chinese mainland reached 370, an increase of 33 stores year-on-year, accounting for more than half of its total number of overseas stores.

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