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Wednesday, March 7, 2018

DTI Adds Products for Mandatory Certification Through DAO 18-03


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The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) released a Department Administrative Order (DAO) that declares the mandatory implementation of 12 Philippine National Standards (PNS) that were aligned to the International Standard (IS) of the International - Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).

The DAO 18-03 or the Mandatory Philippine National Standards (PNS) for Household and Similar Electrical Appliances adopts the Philippine National Standard/ International - Electrotechnical Commission (PNS/IEC) standards for mandatory implementation under the

Product Certification Scheme of the DTI- Bureau of Philippine Standards (DTI-BPS). The following standards were declared for mandatory certification:

1. PNS IEC 60335-1:2011 - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety – Part 1: General Requirements
2. PNS IEC 60335-2-3:2005 - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2 3: Particular requirements for electric irons
3. PNS IEC 60335-2-4:2016 - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2  4: Particular requirements for spin extractors
4. PNS IEC 60335-2-7:2016 - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety -Part 2 7: Particular requirements for washing machines
5. PNS IEC 60335-2-9:2016 - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2 9: Particular requirements for grills, toasters and similar portable cooking appliances
6. PNS IEC 60335-2-14:2016 - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2 14: Particular requirements for kitchen machines
7. PNS IEC 60335-2-15:2015 - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2 15: Particular requirements for appliances for heating liquids
8. PNS IEC 60335-2-24:2013 - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 224: Particular requirements for refrigerating appliances, ice-cream appliances and ice-makers
9. PNS IEC 60335-2-25:2015 - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2 25: Particular requirements for microwave ovens, including combination microwave ovens
10. PNS IEC 60335-2-40:2013 - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2 - 40: Particular requirements for electrical heat pumps, air- conditioners and dehumidifiers
11. PNS IEC 60335-2-80:2016 - Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2 - 80: Particular requirements for fans
12. PNS IEC 60065:2013 - Audio, video and similar electronic apparatus - Safety requirements

Through DAO 18-03, the DTI-BPS adds 14 products that the DTI-BPS regulates prior to its distribution and sale in the market. These are: spin extractors, fully-automatic washing machines, electric grills, electric ovens, turbo broilers, induction cookers, electric juicers, electric food mixers, electric food processors, electric kettles, electric pressure cookers, electric slow cookers, electric multi-cookers, and, inverter airconditioners.

“The DAO 18-03 on the mandatory certification of Philippine National Standards declare the products under these standards to go through the process of testing and verification. This will ensure that only safe and quality household and similar electrical appliances are in sold in the country,” DTI- Consumer Protection Group (DTI-CPG) Undersecretary Atty. Ruth B. Castelo underscored.

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