Accredited by NABL to test for new IS 9873 and IS 15644 Standards notified by DGFT
Bengaluru, 4th January, 2018: TUV Rheinland India, a subsidiary of the TUV Rheinland Group, Germany, a worldwide leader in testing, training, inspection, consulting and certification, announced that its testing laboratory at Gurugram has been accredited by the National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) to test the new IS 9873: 2017, Part 1, 2, 3, and 9 and IS 15644(Electrical Toys) safety standards for testing of imported toys in India.
This accreditation is as per the new notification which was made in September 2017 by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), wherein it has been announced by DGFT that all the toys imported in India must be accompanied by relevant test reports under the new IS 9873 and IS 15644 standards, subsequent to testing by an NABL accredited laboratory.
“We whole-heartedly support this quality initiative by the Govt. of India which would be beneficial for Indian children,” said Thomas Fuhrmann, Managing Director of TUV Rheinland India.”The newly introduced testing requirements for toys focus on their chemical content and flammability and demand more stringent testing for toys that are both manually as well as electrically operated.
“We test all toys intended for children up to 14 years of age. Our toy experts test all type of toys like cuddly toys, dolls and role-playing toys as well as plastic toys and building blocks, wooden, music, magnetic, water, activity and creative toys apart from others,” said Charan Singh, Regional Director – India, Middle East, and Asia, TUV Rheinland India. “We are really excited and fully prepared to handle the new regulations brought in by DGFT. Our entire team at our State of the Art Laboratory in Gurugram, India is committed to support brands, toy manufacturers and retailers to understand and comply with all required regulation applicable on their product. TUV Rheinland accreditation scope will surely help clients to minimize their risk and bring more confidence to the toy industry”.
TUV Rheinland has been in India since 1996. Today, its nationwide presence includes over 100 locations providing testing, training, inspection, consultancy and certification services to the industry through its Industrial Services, Mobility, Products, Softlines, Academy & Life Care and Systems divisions. Offering more than 2,500 services, TUV Rheinland India caters to almost every industry.
About TUV Rheinland India
TUV Rheinland India is a subsidiary of the TUV Rheinland Group, Germany. As part of the India, Middle East, Africa & Asia Pacific Group, it caters to the Indian market as well as global markets. With its local headquarters in Bangalore, TUV Rheinland India is active in more than 100 locations in India. As a prominent service provider in the testing, training, inspection, consulting and certification industry (TIC), it has one of the most advanced testing capabilities in India, including photovoltaic, Softlines, material testing and product safety laboratories as well as an EMC chamber, all of which cover an area of more than 100,000 sq.ft. TUV Rheinland India is able to perform all necessary tests in compliance with REACH, RoHS and other European regulations. TUV Rheinland is the only Certification Body in India that boasts an accredited welding institute offering welding courses to the industry in order to enhance the technical skills of employees. The company also has ambitious plans to set up laboratories in other parts of India in the near future.