Indonesia's Top Industry Body Appoints TUV Rheinland to Test Toys

Ministry of Industry sanctions TUV Rheinland Indonesia's Toys Laboratory to conduct comprehensive testing and certify designs to the national SNI standard

JAKARTA, Indonesia, Aug. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The leading independent international provider of technical services for testing, inspection, certification, consultation and training, TUV Rheinland, has been authorized by the Indonesian Ministry of Industry to test and certify toy products to the country's national SNI standard.

Located at Infinia Park, South Jakarta, TUV Rheinland Indonesia's Toy Testing Laboratory delivers 35 different types of toy testing, from small part tests to free-wheeling and brake performance and drop testing. Tests are conducted in accordance with a range of SNI specifications, including SNI 8124-1:2010 for mechanical testing, SNI ISO 8124-2-2010 for flammability tests, and SNI IEC 62115:2011 for electrical toy safety.

"Toys contribute to a child's development and are an essential part of the growing up process. However, safety is a paramount concern, due to hazards that an untested toy may cause to kids. With this latest accreditation, TUV Rheinland's Indonesia laboratory will be able to reassure manufacturers, traders, buyers and parents that the toys we test and certify to SNI standards will enrich children's lives, without harming them,"said Mr. Holger Kunz, Executive Vice President Products at TUV Rheinland.

The ministry recognition follows accreditation by the National Accreditation Committee of Indonesia (KAN) in December 2016, which certified TUV Rheinland to deliver mandatory SNI tests for toy products.  It is further proof of TUV Rheinland's commitment to offer global clients a one-stop market access service.

"This appointment, combined with our investment in this Toy Testing Laboratory and training expert personnel, demonstrates TUV Rheinland's strong support for the government's SNI program and protecting consumers -- especially children -- from product failures and injuries," said Mr. I Nyoman Susila, Managing Director of TUV Rheinland Indonesia.

Ultimately, it is vital that all toys sold on the market meet stringent safety standards to ensure they are safe for children to play with.

"TUV Rheinland's Toys Testing Laboratory will support all stakeholders in the value chain by improving toy safety, minimizing the chance of recalls, returns and complaints, and helping to establish a brand good reputation," said Mr. Kunz.

About TUV Rheinland

TUV Rheinland is a global leader in independent inspection services, founded 145 years ago. The group employs 19,700 people around the globe. Annual revenue is more than EUR1.9 billion. The independent experts stand for quality and safety for people, technology and the environment in nearly all industrial sectors and areas of life. TUV Rheinland inspects technical equipment, products and services, and oversees projects, processes and information security for companies. Its experts train people in a wide range of careers and industries. To this end, the company operates a global network of approved labs and testing and education centers. Since 2006, TUV Rheinland has been a member of the United Nations Global Compact to promote sustainability and combat corruption. 

Source: TUV Rheinland Singapore Pte Ltd
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