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BIS advises consumers to only buy toys with ISI quality mark

12. January 2023

The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) strongly advises consumers to only buy toys with the BIS ISI stamp of approval and the quality and safety associated with it. The BIS draws attention to the mandatory certification for toys and urges consumers to report any products without the ISI quality mark via the authority’s “BIS Care” app. Products with the ISI mark guarantee a certain standard of safety during manufacture and throughout their lifetime.

The BIS standards are intended to ensure consumer safety, which is why the BIS is subordinate to the Ministry of Consumer Protection. Toys have already had to pass a quality test since January 2021. According to BIS, 800 manufacturers have successfully obtained BIS certification so far. Without BIS testing, toys are not allowed to be produced or placed on the market, which also affects import and export.

A large number of different products, including toys, require BIS certification in order to import them into India or place them on the market. Depending on the product, a distinction is made between BIS-ISI or BIS-CRS certification. As the product list is constantly being expanded, we will be pleased to help you with an initial assessment.

Since 2012, the BIS has been gradually expanding the certification catalog and continuously adding additional goods. BIS certification mandatory for many electronic products for industrial and consumer uses. Factory inspections are also required for some products.

If you are interested in understanding what requirements are needed for your product to be imported into India, please do not hesitate to contact us by email or phone (Europe: +49-69-271 37 69 261, US: +1 773 654-2673). There is no cost or obligation for us to check for you. If a certification need is discovered we can provide a quotation to make sure that all your certification needs are covered.

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For more information about BIS certification, please refer to our free brochure “BIS Certification Made Easy“.

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About the author: Julian Busch is founder and managing director of MPR International GmbH
Publisher: MPR International GmbH

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