Center enables electronic products to display label information via QR codes
The Center has decided to change the regulations to allow electronics manufacturers to make certain mandatory descriptive statements such as customer service details on their product labels via QR codes for one year. The Department of Consumer Affairs said it had introduced the Legal Metrology (Packaged Goods), (Second Amendment) Rules 2022, to allow electronic products to declare certain mandatory declarations via QR code for a period of one year s are not declared in the packaging itself. . “This amendment will allow industry to report processed information in digital form via the QR Code. This will enable important statements to be effectively declared on the package label while other descriptive information can be conveyed to the consumer via the QR code,” he added.
Increased use of technology
The ministry added that this is also being done to enable greater use of technology in the digital age. Information that can be displayed via QR codes includes details such as the address of the manufacturer, packer or importer, the common or generic name of the commodity, the size and dimension of the commodity, and the details of customer service, with the exception of the telephone number and the e-mail address. .
Previously, all prepackaged products, including electronics, had to declare all mandatory declarations on the package label.
July 16, 2022