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Consumer products (household appliances, office equipment, tools, garden tools. Excluded are medical devices, toys, gas products, personal protective equipment, products for animals, LED-Bulbs, sanitary products and apparel)
This voluntary TÜV SÜD certification mark for products demonstrates that the product has been tested and certified by the third-party organisation TÜV SÜD.
The certification mark is only awarded to products that undergo inspection by TÜV SÜD Product Service and comply with the criteria quoted below.
The right side of the certification mark always includes the statement "Quality tested". The statements below describe the scope of the tests performed. The certification mark always includes the statement “Fit for use”.
Optionally, the statement "Endurance tested" can be added on the right if TÜV SÜD considers endurance testing to be applicable.
The statement “Toxic tested” can also be added optionally, depending on the scope of certification.
Further product-specific statements can be added to the certification mark if the associated tests are included in the test order and an appropriate and approved TÜV SÜD test standard is available.
Periodic surveillance and/or monitoring of the manufacture of a product constitutes the basic premise for certification that includes the award of a certification mark. Certification always requires product testing and regular factory inspections.
As a third-party expert organisation, TÜV SÜD Product Service verifies that the manufacturer is able to maintain consistent quality in line with the requirements throughout high-volume production and has established the necessary quality system, including incoming goods inspections, lists of materials and final product testing.
In addition, calibration of the necessary measuring and monitoring equipment must be ensured. Surveillance and/or monitoring covers the testing of safety-critical components and other materials used. If unauthorised changes are made to the product, the certificate will become invalid (withdrawn) and the TÜV SÜD certification mark may no longer be used.
TÜV SÜD Product Service tests the shoe lasts that form the basis of shoe manufacturing for various criteria, including length and heel width. Subsequently, the interior dimensions of the prototype shoes manufactured on the basis of the lasts are verified.
At regular intervals certified products will be bought in the market to perform spot checks and verify that the product is still meeting the requirements defined on the certification mark.
For the statement "Tested for harmful substances", TÜV SÜD tested the product for hazardous substances. The test is based on legal requirements, specific national requirements and own specifications.