The Central Government of India in exercising its powers conferred by section 16 of the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) Act (2016) prepared the following amendments in the orders that were published by the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals:
Due to Covid-19 disruptions, the Government of India has postponed the implementation date of these orders from 4th Dec. 2020 to 13th June 2021.
Safety of Toys has been brought under compulsory BIS Certification as per Toys ((Quality Control) Order from 1 September 2020. The order was notified to the WTO in February this year. For BIS Certification, toys have classified into two categories: (1) Non-Electric Toys and (2) Electric Toys.
The chemicals and the standards with which they must conform are:
Products containing any of these chemicals will require certification to prove conformity, and companies will need to display the BIS mark (Bureau of Indian Standards) on all packaging.