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CERTIFICATION MARK FOR electrical and electronic products



This voluntary TÜV SÜD certification mark for electrical and electronic products demonstrates that the product meets applicable safety requirements and the reliability of the products’ recycled content claim has been independently assessed and certified. Only pre-consumer and post-consumer materials shall be considered as recycled content.

The certification mark is only awarded to products made from recycled materials that undergo an assessment by TÜV SÜD and comply with the criteria quoted below.



Certification is based on the certification program PPP 65101 developed by TÜV SÜD Product Service.



  • 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.
  • Production Monitored
    Periodic surveillance of the manufacturer of a product constitutes the basic premise for certification which includes the award of a certification mark (regardless if “Production monitored” is stated on the certification mark or not). 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.

    If “Production monitored” is stated on the certification mark, even stronger production surveillance is applicable. It indicates that 100% of the manufactured products have been randomly inspected by TÜV SÜD during a pre-shipment inspection, which is performed on-site, and the samples for the necessary testing have been neutrally drawn from the final production by TÜV SÜD, sealed and send to the TÜV SÜD lab for final production testing.

    Surveillance and/or monitoring covers the testing of safety-critical components and other materials used. If unauthorized changes are made to the product, the certificate will be withdrawn and the TÜV SÜD certification mark may no longer be used.
  • Toxic Elements Tested
    These tests refer to the negative effects on harmful substances present in the products.
    The results of the tests (volatile solids, heavy metals, fluorine, SCCP, phthalates and PAH) shall be within the predefined limits based on the standard GB/T 26572-2011, Regulation (EC) 1907/2006 (REACH), Annex XVII, Regulation (EU) 2019/1021 (POP), 2006/66/EC (Battery) and California Proposition 65.
  • Recycled Content
    The product’s recycled content claim has been certified through assessing the whole recycled material’s upstream supply chain by on-site and document auditing, beginning from the recycling facility and ending at the certified product manufacturing factory. Mechanically recycled plastic content has been assessed following EN 15343:2008.

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