QR code on packaging of electronics to carry all info about product

Packaging of Electronic Products to Carry All Mandatory Info Via QR code

The mandatory information required to be declared includes the name of the manufacturer or packer or importer, as the case may be; the name and number or quantity of each product; the size and dimension of the commodity; telephone number and e-mail address

 

The Ministry of Consumer Affairs on Saturday allowed manufacturers or importers of electronics to declare certain mandatory details about the product either through QR code or on the packaging of the product itself. The relaxation has been given for a period of one year. Earlier the government required all such information to be declared on the packaging itself, as per the Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities), Rules 2011 on the package.

The mandatory information required to be declared includes the name of the manufacturer or packer or importer, as the case may be; the name and number or quantity of each product; the size and dimension of the commodity; telephone number and e-mail address.

“Provided that in the case of an electronic product which is manufactured or packed or imported after the 15th July, 2022, the package of such product shall, for a period of one year from such date, declare the name of the manufacturer or packer or importer, as the case may be, on the package itself and such declaration shall also inform the consumers to scan the QR code for the address and other related information, in case such information is declared through the QR Code and not declared on the package itself,” the ministry notice stated.

In the case of an electronic product which is manufactured or packed or imported after July 15, 2022, the package of such product shall, for a period of one year from such date, inform the consumers to scan the QR code for the common or generic name of the commodity and where such package contains more than one product, then for the name and number or quantity of each product, in case such information is declared through the QR Code and not declared on the package itself, it further added.

In the case of an electronic product which is manufactured or packed or imported after July 15, 2022, the package of such product shall, for a period of one year from such date, inform the consumers to scan the QR code for the size and dimension of the commodity, in case such information is declared through the QR Code and not declared on the package itself.

Provided that in the case of electronic product, which is manufactured or packed or imported after the 15th July, 2022, the package of such product shall, for a period of one year from such date, declare the telephone number and e-mail address, on the package itself and such declaration shall also inform the consumers to scan the QR code for other related information in case such information is declared through the QR Code and not declared on the package itself.

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