The Sirim marking must be easily visible to the consumers.
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Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) has made it compulsory for all manufacturers and importers of electronic cigarette devices in the country to apply for SIRIM certification and labelling beginning tomorrow.
The certification and label can be obtained from SIRIM QAS International Sdn Bhd, the designated competent authority for user safety.
This following the ministry’s decision to gazette the Trade Descriptions (Certification and Marking) of Electronic Cigarette Devices Order 2022 under the Trade Descriptions Act 2011 on Tuesday.
The ministry said the SIRIM marking too should be easily visible and placed on the electronic cigarette device, its spare parts or on the container of the supplied device.
“This is to ensure that all electronic cigarette devices manufactured (locally) or imported (into the country) meet the safety standards that have been set.
“The SIRIM label on electronic cigarettes indicates that they have met all applicable standards and are safe to use,” KPDNHEP said in a statement.
According to KPDNHEP, enforcement action can be taken against any parties that did not comply with the law.
“For companies, a fine of RM200,000 can be imposed for the first offence and up to RM500,000 for a second or subsequent offense.
“Meanwhile, individuals will face a maximum fine of RM10,000 or a maximum sentence of 3 years in prison or both for the first offence, and a maximum fine of RM250,000 or maximum sentence of 5 years in prison, or both for the second or subsequent offense.