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2021-09-09 14:26
Bureau of Standards,Metrology & Inspection, Ministry of Economic Affairs

BSMI and Department of Consumer Protection, Executive Yuan, Jointly Released Test Results of Electric Kettles

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 BSMI and Department of Consumer Protection, Executive Yuan, Jointly Released Test Results of Electric Kettles
The Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection (BSMI) in collaboration with the Department of Consumer Protection, Executive Yuan, released the test results of electric kettles randomly purchased from the market to check their compliance with relevant requirements. 10 electric kettles of different brands and models were purchased from hypermarkets, mass-market retailers and online platforms in 2021. The results showed that all 10 products passed quality tests and were correctly labeled with Commodity Inspection Mark. 1 of the products failed in the comparison of key components, and 2 of the products did not comply with the requirements of Chinese labeling.


For the product that its key components were different from those listed in the registered information, the companies were required to apply to the BSMI for approval of changes to the key components. Registration of those products will be rescinded if the companies fail to do so. For the 2 products that did not pass labeling checks, the BSMI will notify the company to take corrective actions within a specified time limit. A fine of not less than NTD 100,000 and not more than NTD 1,000,000 will be imposed, if corrective actions are not completed before the time limit. In addition, the registration certificate will be rescinded as well if corrective actions are not completed.


The BSMI indicated that electric kettles are subject to mandatory inspection and are not allowed to be released from production premises or imported before completion of the inspection procedures. The BSMI implements an annual market surveillance program to continuously monitor the safety of products on the market. In case noncompliant products are found, the BSMI looks into the causes, makes an interview report and take actions in accordance with relevant regulations.


The BSMI urges that companies should ensure the safety of products and correctness of labeling so as to protect consumers' right and safety. On the other hand, consumers should only buy the products that are labeled with Commodity Inspection Mark.


BSMI Spokesperson: Chen, Ling-Hui, Deputy Director General
Tel. (O): +886-2343-1709
Email: lh.chen@bsmi.gov.tw


Responsible Person: Chen, Cheng-Chang, Deputy Director, 3rd Division
Tel. (O): +886-2343-1905; Tel. (M): +886-935-885350
Email: chang.chen@bsmi.gov.tw


Press Contact: Chian Chen
Tel. (O): +886-2343-1739; Tel. (M): +886-921-125358
Email: chian.chen@bsmi.gov.tw