A USB-type external hard disk drive, commonly known as an external HDD, is a portable storage device that has become an integral part of our digital lives. These devices offer a versatile and convenient way to expand the storage capacity of computers and other gadgets. With a USB-type interface, they can be effortlessly connected to a wide range of devices, including computers, laptops, gaming consoles, and smart TVs, without the need for additional power sources. USB Type external HDDs come in various storage capacities, making them suitable for storing anything from documents and photos to large multimedia files and backup data. Their plug-and-play functionality means that users can simply connect them and start transferring or accessing files.
IS 13252 (Part 1): 2010 is an Indian Standard that specifies the safety requirements for information technology equipment, including USB-type External Hard Disk Drives. Adherence to these standards reduces the risk of electrical accidents and ensures the safety of users. These standards enhance consumer trust in the safety and reliability of external hard drives, protecting users from data loss and potential hazards. Compliance with IS 13252 (Part 1) : 2010 helps manufacturers meet these regulatory requirements, making their products legally compliant and safe for consumers.
Note: Manufacturers of USB-type external hard disk drives are required to obtain the mandatory BIS/CRS Registration to launch their products in the Indian market.
BIS/CRS Registration ensures that USB-type external hard disk drives entering the Indian market undergo rigorous evaluation, confirming their compliance with stringent quality and security standards set by the BIS. This registration offers assurance to consumers, manufacturers, and regulatory authorities that these USB-type external hard disk drives are not only reliable and free from defects but also contribute to the availability of safe and efficient data storage solutions in the Indian market, safeguarding valuable digital information and upholding necessary security and quality standards
The Bureau of Indian Standards is a statutory body in India responsible for the formulation and implementation of standards to ensure the quality and safety of various products. Under the BIS framework, there exists a scheme called CRS (Compulsory Registration Scheme), which mandates that certain categories of products must undergo mandatory registration and comply with specified quality and safety standards before they can be sold in the Indian market. This scheme was established in 2012 and has since played a crucial role in enhancing product quality and safety in India by ensuring that items such as electronics, appliances and automotive components meet the necessary standards before they reach consumers. BIS/CRS Registration is vital for market access, as it is a legal requirement for selling the product in India. Failure to obtain this registration can result in confiscation of goods and legal consequences. Therefore, manufacturers and importers need to be diligent in ensuring their products meet the necessary criteria.
The list of documents required for BIS/CRS registration is as follows:
Follow the given steps to complete your BIS/CRS registration process:
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