Technical Regulations for Domestic Pressure Cookers Come into Force in Colombia

February 13, 2019

 

On May 22, 2018, the Colombian Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism published Resolution No. 942/2018, which approves technical regulations on manufacturing, marketing, and use of domestic pressure cookers in Colombia. The document establishes the minimum labeling requirements in order to protect human health and safety.

 

This Resolution will enter into force on February 22, 2019.

 

This Regulation applies to pressure cookers (aluminum and stainless steel) with volume not exceeding 10 liters and sets out the conformity assessment procedures.  

 

The pressure cookers must carry three labels (on the body, lid, and packaging), certain permanent markings (on the body and handle or knobs), and an operations manual inside packaging which must contain instructions for the safe use.

 

The label must be placed on a visible place, must be easily readable, and must contain the following information:

  • Manufacturer and distributor names

  • Nominal operating pressure

  • Nominal capacity

  • Safety notes, listed in the Resolution

Before marketing or importing their products, manufacturers and importers must register themselves in the Register of Manufacturers and Importers kept by the Superintendence of Industry and Commerce (SIC). This allows the government tocarry out control and surveillance of imported goods.

 

 

The information has been prepared by the GMA Consult Group team.

 

GMA Consult Group provides a full cycle of international type approval and global market access services for IT, Telecom and industrial electrical products in all countries throughout the world. With proven expertise in worldwide regulations, compliance, certification, and conformity assessment, GMA Consult Group can help your company speed up the access to any market with almost zero efforts from your side.

 

Need your own guide to the world of certification and approvals? Don't hesitate to contact us via info@gma.trade.

 

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