THE Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), Nagpur Branch office conducted raids at the premises of M/s Vishal Kids World, 28 A Sathe Wada, Modi No 1, Sitabuldi and M/s Bonsaii Suyash Mart Pvt Ltd, 96 East High Court Road, New Ramdaspeth on January 10.
During the raids, the above outlets were found engaged in selling non ISI marked toys, which is in violation of Government of India’s order.
It may be noted that toys meant to be used for playing by children below 14 years have been notified under mandatory certification by Government vide above mentioned QCO w.e.f. January 1, 2021. There is provision of imprisonment of up to 2 years and/or fine of minimum Rs 2 lakh on violation of above mentioned QCO.
M/s Vishal Kids World and M/s Bonsaii Suyash were found selling the toys meant to be used for playing by children without BIS ISI mark. During the raid total 25 and 23 types of toys were found at these 2 outlets, without ISI mark which include colourful interlocking blocks, light and sound vibration gun, peppa pig, drum set, car toy- police, remote control cars, kids piano, squeeze toys, rattle teether etc.
Total 181 pieces of toys from M/s Vishal Kids World and 118 pieces of toys from M/s Bonsaii Suyash Mart Pvt Ltd, were found to be not carrying ISI mark and were seized by BIS officials. Further,legal actions as per the provisions of BIS Act 2016 would be initiated against the two outlets.