A manufacturing company is seeking to have its conviction for supplying substandard pillows overturned, saying it had never been told what the 'approved standard' was. Seven Starts Chemicals Products was convicted in Tsuen Wan Court in May of eight counts of supplying pillows that did not comply with the general safety requirement for consumer goods. The 361 pillows seized from the company by the Customs and Excise Department were said to have failed a fire safety test. The company was fined more than $90,000. Appealing against conviction and sentence in the Court of First Instance yesterday, barrister Giles Surman argued that the Consumer Goods Safety Ordinance was vague. The company had sent the pillows to the government laboratory at its own cost at the end of 1999 and had passed the test. But they failed a different test when the seized pillows were sent to the laboratory later. Deputy Judge Michael Wong Kin-chow reserved his judgment.