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Certification mark Performance Testing PPP 74066A

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Certification mark Performance Testing PPP 74066A

Scope:

The certification mark applies to consumer products, which are tested for their performance. Excluded from the scope are medical devices, toys, gas equipment, personal protective equipment, products for animals, LEDs, sanitary products and apparel.

Basis of certification:

The certification mark is awarded within the framework of voluntary testing and certification. The certification criteria vary depending on the products in question. They include review of the relevant documents, testing of usability, durability and safety, testing for hazardous substances and compliance with further legal requirements, e.g. electromagnetic compatibility or EMC.

Key words of the certification mark:

  • Safety tested
    The voluntary certification mark with the statement “Safety tested” is issued for products, indicating that the product was tested and certified by the independent third-party organisation of TÜV SÜD Product Service for conformity with the essential technical safety requirements.

    The certification criteria vary depending on the products in question. While the focus in the case of a hair dryer, for example, is on electrical safety, the focus in the case of a car jack is on the mechanical characteristics. Certification is based on product-specific standards and test programmes. These standards and test programmes are identified on the certificate in question. Further information thereon can be found online in our certification database.

  • Production monitored
    Periodic surveillance of the manufacture of a product constitutes the basic premise for certification which includes the award of a certification mark. Certification always requires product testing and regular factory inspections.

    As a third-party expert organisation, TÜV SÜD 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 check.

    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 be withdrawn and the TÜV SÜD certification mark may no longer be used.
  • Quality tested
    The voluntary certification mark with the statement “Quality tested” is issued for products. It confirms that the product and its instructions for use were tested for criteria such as user-friendliness and durability. In addition, the product was tested for harmful substances.

    Any harmful substances present in the product complied with or remained under the relevant limits. The test is based on legal requirements, with TÜV SÜD defining even stricter criteria in some cases.

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