New Delhi: The central government has imposed a regulation that children’s toys sold in India must have a BIS quality code. Accordingly, it is mandatory to obtain BIS quality certificate for toys imported from foreign countries and toys manufactured locally.
In this case, the BIS has been conducting raids at airports and shopping malls in major cities of India for the past one month. BIS Director Pramod Kumar Tiwari said that 18,600 toys without BIS quality code and with fake code have been seized from leading retailers including Hamleys, Archies, WH Smith, Kids Zone, Cocokart.
He said, “In the last one month, we have conducted checks at airports and shopping malls in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bengaluru and Chennai. A total of 18,600 toys without quality codes have been seized in a total of 44 locations. The next step is to test the small vendors and producers,” he said.