BIS QCO for the Portable Fire Extinguishers — Performance and Construction


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

BIS QCO for the Portable Fire Extinguishers — Performance and Construction


The Ministry of Commerce and Industry has issued a quality control decree named the "Fire Extinguishers (Quality Control) Order, 2023."

This order will become effective six months after its publication in the Official Gazette. However, for Micro enterprises defined in the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Act, 2006, it will take twelve months, and for Small Enterprises, it will take nine months from the publication date.

According to this order, all Fire Extinguishers must meet specific Indian Standards, including 15683:2018 Portable Fire Extinguishers — Performance and Construction. These products should carry the Standard Mark obtained through a license from the Bureau of Indian Standards, as per Scheme-1 of Schedule-II of the Bureau of Indian Standards (Conformity Assessment) Regulations, 2018.

It's important to emphasize that this order does not apply to goods or articles manufactured domestically for export purposes..

Any individual failing to comply with this order's provisions could face penalties under the provisions of The Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 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:9 February 2024

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Attachment: Standard Amendment Order issued by Bureau of Indian Standards

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