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Funskool become first toy manufacturer to get BIS certification

The toymaking company’s plant in Ranipet, Tamil Nadu is the very first toy manufacturing unit from South India to get the BIS accreditation for non-electric toys.

October 12, 2020

MRF Group’s Funskool India has become the first Indian toy manufacturer to get certified by the Bureau of Indian Standards for Safety for electric toys, ahead of the deadline set by the Central Government. It has received certification IS 15644 for the manufacturing plant based in Goa.

In addition, Ranipet plant of Funskool is the very first toy manufacturing unit from South India to get the BIS accreditation as per IS 9873- Part 1 standards for non-electric toys, the company affirmed in a statement. The BIS certification has been made mandatory for all toys designed or intended for use in play by children below 14 years of age by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

While the deadline to secure the certification has been extended to January 1, 2021, Funskool has gone through the process of inspection and quality checks as prescribed by the Bureau of Indian Standards for their manufacturing facilities in Goa and Ranipet. The toymaker has been acknowledged for complying with all the safety protocols for toys and has been deemed safe to be used by children of all age groups.

“Our toys manufactured at the factories in the country were already compliant with all the stringent international quality standards. Acquiring the BIS certification is an extension of our commitment to manufacturing high-quality toys in India. “With the BIS certification being made mandatory, it will help the industry to compete with international manufacturers and become the export hub,” Funskool India CEO R Jeswant said.

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