Mumbai, 18th October, 2016: TÜV Rheinland India, a subsidiary of TÜV Rheinland Group, Germany, a worldwide leader in Testing, Training, Inspection, Consulting & Certification, announced that it would provide its services in the area of toy testing and certification in India where it sees a huge opportunity.
Toys are critical tools for the development of children, but the importance of keeping children safe from hazards while they play cannot be over rated. Especially as new materials and manufacturing processes are constantly being developed by the manufacturers. This announcement was made by Mr Charan Singh, Regional Director, Softlines at TUV Rheinland India, while participating in a panel discussion in the recently concluded ‘Kids India 2016’ event held at Mumbai.
The panel discussion was primarily focussed on compliance of standards (both international and national) relating to toy safety. Mr Charan Singh was a part of panel discussion on Toy Safety with Mr. Vivek Jhangiani, President TAITMA, Mr. John Baby, CEO, Funskool and Mr. Hemant Bhasin from Flipkart.
“Toys are an important and integral part of growing kids and have always been a challenging market for our manufacturers. We at TÜV Rheinland ensure that these toys are safe to use for kids with our global experience and in-depth expertise,” said Mr Charan Singh. “Compliance is a must with respect to International standards (for toys exporters to EU etc) and the same might be applicable with respect to standards which we might see in India in coming time. With our services, our customers can build consumer confidence in the quality and safety of their toys, protect children from contaminated and unsafe toys, decrease their risk of liability with documented safety standards and improve their standing in the market with our neutral mark of approval”.
“Parents would love to watch their children play all day - but sometimes, that's just not possible. And as every parent knows, even playtime can have its hidden hazards. The goal of our toy safety testing is to minimize these hazards. We test and certify toys according to the Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC and European-wide standards, like EN 71 and EN 62115. From teddy bears to model trains, the "Toy Directive" applies to all playthings intended for children up to age 14. You can also get a TÜV Rheinland GS mark in combination with your product certification”, added Mr Charan Singh.
About TÜV Rheinland India
TÜV Rheinland India is a subsidiary of TÜV Rheinland Group, Germany, pioneers in providing technical services worldwide for more than 143 years. Having started its operation in 1996 in India, the company is a part of the India, Middle East & Africa Group and caters to the Indian market as well as Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan & Maldives markets. TÜV Rheinland India with its local headquarter in Bangalore is active in more than 100 locations in India. Being 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 the Photovoltaic, Softlines, Material testing laboratories and Product Safety Laboratories with an EMC Chamber spread over an area of more than 1,00,000 Sqft. With this existing capability, TÜV Rheinland India is able to perform all necessary tests in compliance with REACH, RoHS & other European Regulation.
TÜV Rheinland is the only Certification Body in India that boasts of an accredited Welding Institute offering welding courses to the industry in order to enhance the technical skills of its employees. The Company has ambitious plans for setting up of Laboratories in other parts of India as well in the near future.
TÜV Rheinland has expertise to service business sectors like Pressure Equipments& Material Technology, Energy & Environment, Automotive Engineering, Type Approval, Solar & Fuel Cell Technology, Professional Training and Certification of Management Systems.