Mumbai: A team of officials from Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), Mumbai Branch Office conducted a raid at M/s. Metro Cash & Carry India (Pvt) Ltd, Borivali East, Mumbai on 13.01.2022 for Misuse of ISI mark by violating Quality Control Orders. Huge quantity of uncertified toys was confiscated during the raid.
The store was found indulging in sale of Electric and Non-Electric Toys, without Mark (BIS Standard Mark), in violation of Quality Control Orders on Toys issued by Government of India.
Keeping in view the health and safety of children, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India has notified that all the toys sold in the country from 01-01-2021 shall mandatorily be certified by BIS for their safety and shall bear mark on them.
Violation of Quality Control Orders issued by Government of India is a punishable offence with imprisonment up to two years or a fine of a minimum Rs. 2,00,000 or both as per BIS Act 2016.
The manufacturers, dealers and traders are advised to desist from manufacturing and selling Toys without certification from BIS
The consumers are encouraged to use BIS Care App for details on certified manufacturers and products.