Q7. Do we need to establish the testing facilities as per all the requirements of all the Indian Standards inside our factory?

Q7. Do we need to establish the testing facilities as per all the requirements of all the Indian Standards inside our factory?

A. No. The product manual issued also includes a Scheme of Inspection and Testing (or SIT) which defines the frequency of conducting the various tests specified in the Indian Standards. The SIT also specifies those tests for which in-house testing facilities need not be established (these tests can be subcontracted to BIS Recognized Labs)


Since the toy industry had expressed that it would be difficult for many manufacturers, especially the MSME units, to establish in-house testing facilities, subcontracting has been permitted in the SIT specified in the product manual for all tests except the tests specified in IS 9873 (Part 1):2019 - Safety Aspects Related to Mechanical and Physical Properties and 3 of the 13 tests specified in IS 15644:2006 – Safety of Electric Toys. Therefore, you will need to establish only the testing facilities as per IS 9873 (Part 1):2019 if you are making non-electric toys. If you are making electric toys, you will also need to set up the test facilities for 3 of the requirements of IS 15644:2006. It is clarified that you need to establish test facilities for only those tests/requirements which are applicable for the toys being manufactured by you. For example: if you are not making pompoms (for children under 36 months) you need not establish the testing facilities for 5.24.6.3 (tension test for pompoms) or 5.5 (test for pompoms) of IS 9873 (Part 1):2019. For further details, refer the product manual.