Consumer products

Safety certification

System where manufacturers, importers or foreign manufacturers(including representatives) for consumer products subject to safety certification(proving the safety for the consumer product through product inspection and factory inspection) must receive said certification for each model before factory release or customs clearance from a safety certification authority.
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Consumer products recognized as having considerable risk for harming the consumer’s life/health, damage of property and/or destruction of the environment due to their structure, materials, directions for use, etc.


FieldConsumer product subject to safety certification(5 categories)
ChemicalRetreaded tires for automobiles
Daily lifeGas lighters
Water recreational equipment
BB guns
Machinery/MetalPressurized cookers/pots for home use

Procedure for safety certification

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Safety confirmation

System where manufacturers, importers or foreign manufacturers(including representatives) for consumer products subject to safety confirmation receive a safety confirmation test from a testing facility for each model before factory release or customs clearance to confirm the products’ compliance with safety standards, then notify said compliance to a safety certification authority.
Consumer products recognized as having risk for harming the consumer’s life/health, damage of property and/or destruction of the environment due to their structure, materials, directions for use, etc.

FieldConsumer product subject to safety confirmation(23 categories)
ChemicalBatteries(excluding rechargeable batteries)
Automobile brake fluid
Automobile tires
Daily lifeWalkers, walking frames for the elderly
Digital door locks
Protective gear for roller sports
Snowboards, skateboards, electric skateboards
Skiing equipment
Bicycles
Gym equipment
Portable laser equipment
Riding safety cap(including riding eye shields)
Safety caps for exercise
Heating pads(including hand warmers)
Nursing pads
Oil stoves
Machinery/MetalIce shaving machines
Blades and protective covers for portable weed-whackers
TextilesClimbing rope
Life jackets for sports
ConstructionAnti-slip tiles
Indoor flooring

Procedure for safety confirmation

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Confirmation of conformity

System where manufacturers, importers or foreign manufacturers(including representatives) for consumer products subject to conformity confirmation directly carry out product tests or commission a third party to conduct product tests for each model before factory release or customs clearance, personally confirming that the products are compliant with safety standards.
Consumer products which have a risk of accident or harm to the consumer in the process of handling/use/transport/etc., and consumer products which are difficult for the consumer to determine their components/function/specifications/etc.

FieldConsumer product subject to conformity confirmation
(15 categories)
ChemicalPVC pipes(including soft PVC hoses)
Daily lifeFurniture(household dressers and office filing cabinets with height over 762mm)
Roller skates, roller shoes
Motorized skateboards
Window blinds
Double-eyelid tapes
Heated eyelash curlers
Fake eyelashes(artificial eyelashes)
Shopping carts
Portable ladders
In-line roller skates
Kick scooters
Machinery/MetalPortable jacks for automobiles
ConstructionWater tanks

Procedure for confirmation of conformity

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Compliance with safety standards

System where manufacturers, importers or foreign manufacturers(including representatives) for consumer products subject to safety certification may continue to manufacture/import safety standards-compliant products without obligations for product tests to verify safety.
Consumer products which, while having a low risk of accident or harm to the consumer in the process of handling/use/transport/etc., are difficult for the consumer to determine their components/function/specifications/etc.
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FieldConsumer product subject to safety standard compliance
(24 categories)
ChemicalLeather products
Synthetic resin products
Daily lifeFurniture(excluding household dressers and office filing cabinets with height over 762mm)
Portable laundry rack
Sunglasses, glasses frames
Tents
Shoes, canes, and wheelchair tables for the elderly
Bath stools, location trackers for the elderly
Swimming goggles
Reflective safety vests
Stainless steel scrubbing sponge
Canes for the visually impaired
Mattresses
Umbrellas and parasols
Portable alarm devices
Metallic accessories with skin contact
Wallpaper, floor paper(including interior film)
TextilesHome textile products(including products with skin contact)
Felt mask products out of face masks (currently preliminary standards)
Carpets

Procedure for labeling of consumer products subject to safety standard compliance


Even without product testing, manufacturers, importers or foreign manufacturers(including representatives) for consumer products subject to safety standard compliance may confirm product safety through utilizing various methods such as ① confirming and monitoring hazardous substances included in raw materials(dyes, waterproofing agents, etc.), ② only using raw materials with confirmed safety, ③ private autonomous certification, ④ certification obtained overseas, etc. and label facts as designated by the product type’s safety standards.

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Labeling standards and methods for consumer products subject to safety standard compliance


KC certification is not labeled, facts set by safety standards for each item are labeled instead
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1. Fiber mixture rate
  - Outer fabric : Cotton 100%
  - Lining : Polyester 100%
2. Name of manufacturer(or importer)
  - Korean Agency for Technology and Standards
3. Country of manufacture : South Korea

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4. Date of manufacture : 2018.07
5. Measurements(cm)
  - Chest size : 85-93
  - Waist size : 70-80
  - Height      : 157-170

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6. Handling precautions

7. Address and phone number of labeler
- 93, Isu-ro, Maengdong-myeon, Eumseong-gun, Chungcheongbuk-do, Republic of Korea. Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (☎ 043-870-0000)

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