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The Ministry of Commerce and Industry has issued the Kitchen Appliances Quality Control Order 2023, aiming to regulate the safety and quality standards of electrical appliances used in kitchens. This order is crucial for ensuring consumer safety and product conformity.

The Kitchen Appliances Quality Control Order 2023 is a significant step by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry to regulate the quality and safety of electrical appliances used in kitchens. By enforcing adherence to Indian Standards and imposing penalties for non-compliance, 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 kitchen 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. 1128(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by section 16 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 Appliances for Kitchen (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 mentioned in column (2) of the said 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:

Electrical Appliances for Kitchen (Quality Control) Order, 2023

Provided further 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 expiry of twelve month from the date of publication of this notification:

Provided also 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 expiry of nine 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 Appliances for Kitchen 302 (Part 2/Sec 9): 2009 Safety of household and similar electrical appliances – particular requirements – toasters, grills, roasters and similar appliances
302 (Part 2/Sec 31): 2009 Safety of household and similar electrical appliances – particular requirements – range hoods

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-29026/8/2/2022-LEI]

SANJIV, Jt. Secy.

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