BIS raids toy-shop in Goregaon West, confiscates uncertified toys

IAS Prelims 2023

Mumbai, 17 January 2022


A team of officials from Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), Mumbai Branch Office conducted a raid on Saturday (15th January, 2022) at M/s. Hamleys (M/s Reliance Brands Ltd.) located at Oberoi Mall in Goregaon West area of Mumbai.

The store was found indulging in sale of Electric and Non-Electric Toys, without  Mark (BIS Standard Mark), in violation of Quality Control Orders on Toys issued by Government of India. Huge quantity of uncertified toys was confiscated during the raid.

Keeping in view the health and safety of children, the Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry has notified that all the toys sold in the country from January 1, 2021, shall mandatorily be certified by BIS for their safety and shall bear mark on them.


Violation of Quality Control Orders issued by the Government of India is a punishable offence with imprisonment up to two years or a fine of a minimum Rs. 2,00,000 or both as per BIS Act 2016. The manufacturers, dealers and traders are advised to desist from manufacturing and selling Toys without certification from BIS.

The consumers are encouraged to use BIS Care App for details on certified manufacturers and products.


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Source: BIS Mumbai Branch Office – I



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