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Raids uncover misuse of ISI mark in fire extinguishers

Staff Reporter

CHENNAI: Officials of the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) recently conducted a raid on a fire extinguisher unit at Ambattur, to check misuse of the ISI mark.

According to a press release, several fake ISI marked fire extinguishers were seized during the operation. The unit was not having a valid licence to use the ISI mark.

The southern regional office of the BIS has initiated action against the offender under the Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 1986. The offence is punishable with imprisonment of up to one year or a fine of up to Rs.50,000 or both.

Those who come across instances of misuse of the ISI mark may inform the BIS office located on CIT campus, 4th Cross Road, Taramani, or send e-mail to sro@bis.org.in. The complaints can also be sent by fax to 22541087. The source of such information would be kept confidential, the release said.

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