Scope: ready-to-use items such as e.g. household equipment, children’s safety seats, gardening tools and toys
Basis of certification: The GS or “Geprüfte Sicherheit” (tested safety) Mark is a voluntary certification mark applied to finished products that signifies their compliance with all of the statutory requirements of the German Product Safety Act (ProdSG). Since ist introduction in 1977, the GS Mark has been used to provide confirmation that a product poses no risk to the safety and health of its users when used as intended.
The scope of the GS Mark includes essential product characteristics such as electrical safety, chemical and hazardous material use, ergonomics and noise, and also covers an evaluation of a manufacturer’s factory production.
The GS Mark on a product remains valid provided that a manufacturer submits to an annual inspection of its production facilities.