BIS Mumbai seizes Packaged Drinking Water Bottles misusing ISI Mark, at Thane

Mumbai, 22 December 2021


Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), Mumbai conducted an enforcement search and seizure operation at Bhiwandi, Thane, yesterday 21st December 2021, to check the misuse of ISI Mark on ‘Packaged Drinking Water’ as per IS (Indian Standard) 14543.

In picture: The water botttles seized during the raid, for misusing ISI Mark

During the raid at the premises of M/s. Ammar Water (2298, R no 3, Basti Compound, Shantinagar Road, Nagaon II, Bhiwandi-421302, Thane), the organization was found misusing the BIS Certification Mark (i.e,. ISI Mark) by filling Packaged Drinking Water without valid licence and by using different license no – CM/L.No-7200168205 with brand  ‘Reeha’. About 6,408 one litre PET (polyethylene terephthalate ) bottles and 8,472 500 ml PET bottles as per IS 14543:2016 were seized during the raid. BIS Mumbai Officials Shri Nishikant Singh, Scientist-C and Shri Vivekvardhan Reddy, Scieintist-B had conducted the search and seizure operation.

The misuse of BIS Standard Mark is punishable with imprisonment up to two years or a fine of minimum Rs. 2,00,000 or both as per BIS Act 2016. Action is being initiated to file a case in the court of law for the offence.

It has been observed many times that fake ISI-marked products are manufactured and sold to consumers for huge profit. Therefore, all are requested to ascertain the genuineness of ISI Mark on the product before making purchase, by visiting BIS website

Citizens are requested that in case they come across any instance of misuse of ISI Mark on any product, the same may be informed to the Head, MUBO-II, Western Regional Office, BIS, Manakalaya, E9, Behind Marol Telephone Exchange, Andheri (East), Mumbai – 400 093. Such complaints can also be made by E-mail at the address The source of such information will be kept confidential.


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