certification mark

Certification mark for consumer products for pets

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Certification mark for consumer products for pets



The certification mark applies to products for pets, excluding pet food. Certification is to determine whether the products are suitable for pets and their owners and to verify compliance with the threshold values of certain hazardous substances.

Basis of certification:

The certification mark is awarded within the framework of voluntary testing and certification. Certification is based on product-specific standards and test programmes. 
The product has been certified by the third-party expert organisation of TÜV SÜD Product Service. Within the scope of certification, products which primarily involve chemical requirements were subjected to goods inspection by TÜV SÜD Product Service and fulfilled the following criteria:

Key words of the certification mark

  • Shoes
    The certification mark is awarded to shoes certified by TÜV SÜD (see scope).
  • Production monitored

    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 If unauthorised changes are made to the product, the certificate will become invalid (withdrawn) and the TÜV SÜD certification mark may no longer be used.

  • Fit tested

    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.

  • Regular product suveillance

    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.

  • Tested for harmful substances

    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.

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