BIS QCO for the Medical Textiles (Baby Diaper)


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Important update regarding Indian Standard applicable to all existing Licence holders/ New applicants/ manufacturers/ importers/ product sellers for the Medical Textiles (Baby Diaper) (Quality Control) Order, 2023.

BIS QCO for the Medical Textiles (Baby Diaper)


The Ministry of Textiles has issued a Quality Control Order named "Medical Textiles (Quality Control) Order, 2023," set to be effective from 1st April 2024, with a later implementation date of 1st October 2024 for Small and Micro Enterprises (SME).

This order applies specifically to goods or articles like Baby Diaper, excluding those intended for export and items manufactured by Self Help Groups (SHGs).

Self Help Groups (SHGs) are defined as small informal groups of 10 to 20 individuals who voluntarily come together with similar social and economic backgrounds. Their purpose is to promote savings habits among members and collectively raise and manage resources for mutual benefit. In hilly or tribal areas, smaller groups of a minimum of 5 members may also form into SHGs.

For compliance, Baby Diaper must adhere to the corresponding Indian Standard IS 17509:2021 and display the Standard Mark through a license from the Bureau of Indian Standards in accordance with Scheme – I of Schedule – II to the Bureau of Indian Standards (Conformity Assessment) Regulations, 2018.

The Bureau of Indian Standards is designated as the certifying and enforcing authority for Baby Diaper as outlined in this Order.

Violation of the provisions of this Order is subject to punishment in accordance with the Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 2016 (11 of 2016).

Implementation Authority : Bureau of Indian Standards (Govt. of India)


Bureau of Indian Standards Manak Bhawan 9, B.S. Zafar Marg, New Delhi - 110002
Tel: +91-11-23231903

Implementation Dates: For Small & Micro Enterprises (SME) – 1st October 2024
For Others – 1st April 2024

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Attachment: Standard Amendment Order issued by Bureau of Indian Standards

Disclaimer: The information provided in this update is intended for informational purposes only. Readers are requested to seek formal legal advice prior to acting upon any of the information provided herein.

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