Ministry of Industry sanctions TÜV Rheinland Indonesia’s Toys Laboratory to conduct comprehensive testing and certify designs to the national SNI standard
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, TÜV 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, TÜV 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 TÜV Rheinland.
The ministry recognition follows accreditation by the National Accreditation Committee of Indonesia (KAN) in December 2016, which certified TÜV Rheinland to deliver mandatory SNI tests for toy products. It is further proof of TÜV 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 TÜV 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 TÜV 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.
“TÜV 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.