SGS offers the updated Brazilian INMETRO certification for white goods
09/22/2010

The updated requirements of Brazil's consumer product safety regulation will gradually enter into force from July 2011.

Online PR News – 22-September-2010 – – Decree 371, issued December 29, 2009 requires all household appliances to be included on the list of products that need mandatory certification by Brazilian Government accredited bodies.

The decree will gradually come into force, in three stages, starting with 1 July, 2011. From this date, white goods need to be tested against the technical standards set out by Decree 371. All products that pass testing successfully will need to display the compulsory INMETRO mark. Companies are also required to comply with prescribed maintenance conditions by having a Customer Complaint Service in operation. Regular assessment of manufacturers will take place, to ensure compliance to these requirements.

SGS is the largest INMETRO-accredited certification body in Brazil, able to certify your consumer goods ensuring standards compliance and market access for your product. For more info contact: thiago.doretto@sgs.com

The SGS Group is the global leader and innovator in inspection, verification, testing and certification services. Founded in 1878, SGS is recognized as the global benchmark in quality and integrity. With 59,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,000 offices and laboratories around the world.

Contact details:

SGS Consumer Testing Services
Thiago DoretBusiness Development Manager - System and Services Certification & Consumer Testing Services - SGS – Brazil
Av.: das Nações Unidas, 11.633 – Térreo CEP 04578-000 – São Paulo/SP, Brazil

Phone number: +55 11 5501 4816
E-mail address: cts.media@sgs.com
Website: http://www.ee.sgs.com/electrical-safety-testing.htm