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The Ministry of Commerce and Industry has enacted the Quality Control Order 2023 for electrical appliances used in domestic clothes washing. This order is crucial for ensuring the safety and reliability of such appliances. The Clothes Washing Appliances Quality Control Order 2023 is a significant step towards ensuring the safety and reliability of domestic clothes washing appliances. By mandating adherence to Indian Standards and enforcing certification, the order aims to safeguard consumer interests and promote a culture of compliance within the industry. Businesses must prioritize compliance with the stipulations of this order to ensure the safety and reliability of clothes washing appliances in the market.

MINISTRY OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY
(Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade)

ORDER
New Delhi, the 5th March, 2024

S.O. 1126(E).In exercise of the powers conferred by section 16 read of the Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 2016 (11 of 2016), the Central Government, after consulting the Bureau of Indian Standards, is of the opinion that it is necessary or expedient so to do in the public interest, hereby makes the following Order, namely:-

1. Short title and commencement.- (1) This Order may be called the Electrical appliance for domestic clothes washing (Quality Control) Order, 2023.

(2) It shall come into force on the expiry of six month from the date of publication of this notification in the Official Gazette:

2. Compulsory use of Standard Mark.- Goods or articles specified in column (1) of the Table shall conform to the corresponding Indian Standard specified in column (2) of the Table and shall bear the Standard Mark under a license from the Bureau of Indian Standards as per Scheme-1 of Schedule-II to the Bureau of Indian Standards (Conformity Assessment) Regulations, 2018:

Provided that nothing in this Order shall apply to goods or articles manufactured domestically for export:

Provided further that in relation to small enterprises, as defined under clauses (h) and (m), respectively of section 2 of the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Act, 2006 (27 of 2006), it shall come into force on the expiry of nine month from the date of publication of this notification:

Electrical appliance for domestic clothes washing (Quality Control) Order, 2023

Provided also that in relation to micro enterprises, as defined under clauses (h) and (m), respectively of section 2 of the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Act, 2006 (27 of 2006), it shall come into force on the expiry of twelve month from the date of publication of this notification.

3. Certification and enforcement authority.- The Bureau of Indian Standards shall be the certifying and enforcing authority for the goods or articles specified in the Table.

4. Penalty for Contravention.- Any person who contravenes the provisions of this Order shall be punishable under the provisions of the Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 2016.

TABLE

Goods or articles Indian Standard Title of Indian Standard
(1) (2) (3)

Electrical appliance for
domestic clothes washing

302 (Part 2/Sec 7): 2010

Safety of household and similar electrical appliances – particular requirements – domestic electric clothes washing machines

Note.For the purposes of this Table, the latest version of Indian Standards including the amendments thereof, as notified by the Bureau of Indian Standards from time to time shall apply.

[F. No. P-29026/8/4/2022-LEI]

SANJIV, Jt. Secy.

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