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This certification mark applies to electric and electronic equipment, such as large and small household appliances, IT and telecommunications equipment, consumer goods, lamps, electric and electronic tools, toys, leisure and sports Equipment, as well as medical devices.
The certification mark is awarded within the framework of voluntary testing and certification. The test method developed by TÜV SÜD is based on the standards addressing the testing and evaluation of hazardous PVC plastics. Polyvinyl chloride, frequently abbreviated as PVC, ranks third after polyethylene and polypropylene as the most common synthetic polymer produced. Many plastic goods in our daily life, such as power cords and plugs, HDMI and USB cables, as well as toys, are made from polyvinyl chloride. However, PVC includes hazardous chemical substances such as phthalates, lead, cadmium and organotin, which can be toxic for the human body. Furthermore, these phthalates may also be released into the air over time, creating further human risks.