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Misuse of quality marks

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Misuse of quality marks

TÜV SÜD Product Service quality marks represent valuable marketing tools for manufacturers and serve consumers as useful guides in selecting safe products. This becomes clear in the over 25,000 certificates registered in our certification system. Unfortunately, misuse of our quality marks is frequent. Occasionally, products display our quality mark that have never undergone our test procedures, have received impermissible modifications after testing or have had certification withdrawn.

To combat increasing misuse of quality marks, since December 1995 we have published information on companies prohibited from displaying our mark on their products

The information is carefully selected by our certification department and makes no claim to completeness. Publication is based on Arts. 2.2 - 2.4 of our Testing and Certification Regulations.

See also our Certificate Explorer.

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