Safety Logos for Helmets, Tyres

It'll prove they meet safety standard, says ministry.

Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob showing the safety standard logos to be enforced on all tyres and helmets yesterday. Bernama pic

PUTRAJAYA: BEGINNING September, all locally produced tyres and helmets must carry the Standards and Industrial Research Institute of Malaysia (Sirim) logo, while the imported products are required to have the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (Unece) logo as proof that they have passed the mandatory standard set by the government.
The Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry said the new ruling would give it power to act against those who own, or sell tyres or helmets without the logos.

Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said yesterday the logos would indicate that the products met safety standards.
"The ruling is to ensure that consumers get the best and safest products, and thus reduce the risk of accidents.
"The ruling will be gazetted in March and we will give the manufacturers, traders and consumers a six-month grace period before it is enforced fully," he said, urging manufacturers and traders to get rid of old tyres that were no longer allowed on the road.
Ismail said the ministry would oversee the suppliers and shops while the Road Transport Department would monitor vehicles on the road.


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