Oct 5, 2022 | Malaysia

Malaysia’s certification body, SIRIM, had issued an announcement earlier this year that effective July 4, 2022, manufacturers and importers of non-medical face masks sold through both physical and online retail/distribution must apply for MS SIRIM certification and labeling. This ruling applies to both disposable and reusable non-medical face masks of all types. Enforcement of this ruling will be effective January 1, 2023.

In summary:

Non-medical face masks supplied to the general public will require mandatory MS SIRIM certification and labeling, and those supplied to the industrial sector for use as PPE will require SIRIM-DOSH certification and labeling.

Testing will be done according to the SIRIM40 or CWA 17553 Standard.

Two types of product certification schemes will be available: 5-year product certification scheme w/factory audit and batch certification scheme w/verification audit.

After certification is complete, product will require a SIRIM label with unique QR Code placed on the opening of the face mask packaging/box.

Cosmetic face masks fall under “community face covering” and are subject to the CWA 17553 Standard.

Battery powered face masks will require a preliminary review by SIRIM, as they might require additional certifications or testing due to their product type.
Special test lab fees will be offered by SIRIM from now until the end of December 2022.

Contact Testing Partners today for an evaluation of your non-medical face masks to determine next steps for keeping your products compliant in this market, or for regulatory compliance info on any region globally for this or other types of products. Call (862) 243-2677.

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