The Ministry of Consumer Affairs, and Food and Public Distribution exercise rigid quality control on consumer goods ranging from electronic gadgets to silver and gold jewellery. After a product goes through a quality check, it is hallmarked with the BIS label. This mark denoted that the product underwent a series of tests and is made out of authentic materials. The BIS or ISI mark comes in very handy when buying jewellery. There is no difference between the BIS and ISI marks. The BIS mark was previously called the ISI mark and is used for a range of products. In this article, we bring you the top easy ways to check whether a BIS or ISI mark is genuine or not.
How to check the BIS or ISI mark of any product
Step 1: Locate the BIS or ISI mark on the product package.
Step 2: Go to www.bis.gov.in.
Step 3: Hover the cursor over Conformity Assistant and click on ‘Online Information’ under the ‘Product Certification’ segment.
Step 4: Click on Product Certification Scheme and scroll down and select ‘Search a license.’
Step 5: Go to the ‘Status of License’ tab and fill in the License number (CM/L), Registration Number, or the Name of Firm. Click on the relevant field to fill it in. Enter the captcha and select ‘Generate Report.’
Step 6: The following details related to the product will be revealed: Name & Address of manufacturer, Standard number, Validity date, Active status, Brand name, and Product type.
How to check BIS or ISI mark using the BIS Care app
Step 1: Download and install the BIS Care app on your smartphone.
Step 2: Select ‘Verify R-No under CRS.’
Step 3: Look up the BIS mark on the product and enter the registration number in the app.
Step 4: Tap on ‘License Details’ in case of ISI-marked products.
Step 5: Enter the CM/L number.
The app will reveal all the details related to that product.
These are the top easy ways to check whether the BIS or ISI mark is genuine or not. If the BIS portal or app does not generate product details upon entering the CM/L or registration number, the product you bought is most likely inauthentic. You can also use the BIS website and app to register any complaints related to the product.
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