LED modules, Headphones, Keyboards: India extends compulsory registration to further products

Keyboards, wireless headphones, lighting chains and certain hard disk drives are some of the product categories for which compulsory registration was announced (photo credits: Pixabay and Pexels)

On 1 April 2020 the Indian Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) announced the addition of twelve product categories to the compulsory registration scheme (CRS) for electronics and information technology (IT) products. It includes products such as LED modules, headphones, and keyboards (see list below). The implementation of the notification will start on 1 October 2020.

 

The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) introduced the CRS in 2012 as a certification scheme for domestically manufactured and imported products. Under the scheme, it is mandatory for manufacturers to get their products registered and tested to the relevant standards at BIS accredited laboratories in India. Through the registration they receive the right to use the Standard Mark for Registration.

 

The CRS was first adopted by MeitY for notifying compulsory registration of electronic products placed on the Indian market. Before the addition of these twelve product categories, 44 electronics and IT products and five product categories in the area of photovoltaic were covered by the CRS (see BIS website).

 

The notification of MeitY including the full list of additional product categories can be found here. For further information on BIS certification schemes, please refer to our publication “Overview of India’s Quality Infrastructure”.

 

 

List of additional product categories notified by MeitY

 

Product Category

 

Title of Indian Standard

Indian Standard Number

Standalone LED Modules for General Lighting

 

LED modules for general lighting: Part 1 safety requirements

IS 16103: Part 1: 2012

Lighting Chain (Rope Lights)

Luminaries: Part 5 Particular

Requirements Section 9 Rope Lights

 

IS 10322: Part 5

Section 9: 2017

 

Keyboard

 

Information technology equipment - safety part 1 general requirements

 

IS 13252: Part 1 :2010

Induction Stove

 

Safety of household and similar electrical appliances: part 2 particular requirements, section 6 cooking ranges, hobs, ovens and similar appliances

 

IS 302: Part 2: Section

6: 2009

 

Automatic Teller Cash dispensing machines

 

Information technology equipment - safety part 1 general requirements

 

IS 13252 Part 1 :2010

USB Type External Hard Disk Drive

 

Information technology equipment - safety part 1 general requirements

 

IS 13252 Part 1 :2010

Wireless Headphone and Earphone

 

2017 Audio, video and similar electronic apparatus-safety requirement

 

IS 616: 2017

USB Type External Solid-State Storage Devices (above 256 GB capacity)

 

Information technology equipment - safety part 1 general requirements

IS 13252 Part 1 :2010

Electronic Musical System with input power below 200 Watts

Audio, video and similar electronic apparatus-safety requirements

 

IS 616: 2017

Standalone Switch Mode Power Supplies (SMPS) with output voltage 48 V (max)

 

Information technology equipment - safety part 1 general requirements

IS 13252 Part 1 :2010

Television other than Plasma/ LCD/LED TVs

 

Audio, video and similar electronic apparatus-safety requirements

 

IS 616: 2017

Rice Cooker

safety of household and similar electrical appliances: part 2 particular requirements: section 15 appliances for heating liquids

IS 302: Part 2: Section

15: 2009

 

 

 

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