Standardization Administration of P.R.C. publicly displayed its decision to revise standards for Electric Toilet Seats for Household and Similar Use, coded GB/T 23131-2008, on its website on September 20 2016.

Seven years after the release of this regulation, smart toilet seats have expanded its presence in China and feature diverse functionality and technologies, which are not fully covered by the current standards. And this results in blindness in consumption. Smart toilet seats are designed with cleaning, degerming, anti-bacterial and deodorizing functions. With deficiencies found in the definition, measurement, testing approaches and performance indicator limits of the old standards, this revision is looking to redefine product styles, indicators for cleaning function, energy efficiency, water consumption, degerming function and anti-bacterial function, etc. to stay close to changes in the industry.