SASO Regulatory Update – February 2021

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The Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) Amends the Technical Regulation for Personal Protective Equipment and Clothing

On 22 January 2021, SASO released a gazette which published an amendment to the Personal Protective Equipment and Clothing Technical Regulation (TR). The amendment adds eight (8) standards to the Technical Regulation. The list of amended regulations are as follows:

N Standard Title Standard Number
105 Protective equipment for martial arts -- Part 1: General requirements and test methods SASO ISO
21924-1:2020
106 Protective equipment for martial arts -- Part 2: Additional requirements and test methods for instep protectors, shin protectors and forearm protectors SASO ISO
21924-2:2020
107 Protective equipment for martial arts -- Part 3: Additional requirements and test methods for trunk protectors SASO ISO
21924-3:2020
108 Protective equipment for martial arts -- Part 4: Additional requirements and test methods for head protectors SASO ISO
21924-4:2020
109 Protective equipment for martial arts -- Part 5: Additional requirements and test methods for genital protectors and abdominal protectors SASO ISO
21924-5:2020
110 Protective equipment for martial arts -- Part 6: Additional requirements and test methods for breast protectors for females SASO ISO
21924-6:2020
111 Protective equipment for martial arts -- Part 7: Additional requirements and test methods for hand and foot protectors SASO ISO
21924-7:2020
112 Standard Specification for Performance Requirements for Protective (Safety) Toe Cap Footwear SASO ASTM
F2413:2020

The Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) Amends the Technical Regulation for Building Materials - Part 5: Pipes used in Water, Electricity and Gas Networks.

On 22 January 2021, SASO released a gazette which published an amendment to the Building Materials - Part 5: Pipes used in Water, Electricity and Gas Networks Technical Regulation (TR). The amendment adds four (4) standards to the Technical Regulation. The list of amended regulations are as follows:

N Standard Title Standard Number
27 Standard Specification for Chlorinated Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (CPVC) Plastic Pipe (SDR–PR) SASO ASTM F442M
42 Industrial valves – Copper alloy gate valves SASO EN 12288
47 Building valves – Copper alloy stop valves for potable water supply in buildings – Tests and requirements SASO EN 1213
48 Building valves – Manually operated copper alloy and stainless-steel ball valves for potable water supply in buildings – Tests and requirements SASO EN 13828

The Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) Amends the Technical Regulation for Food Safety in Tools and Appliances Used in Kitchens.

On 22 January 2021, SASO released a gazette which published an amendment to the Food Safety in Tools and Appliances Used in Kitchens Technical Regulation (TR). The amendment adds eleven (11) standards to the Technical Regulation. The list of amended regulations are as follows:

N Standard Title Standard Number
1 Paper Cups SASO- 2911
2 Disposable Plastic Tableware SASO- 2888
3 Polypropylene food packaging containers for multi-use SASO 2939
4 Plastic Bottles Used for Water Bottling (Water Flasks) SASO 2940
5 Specification for Porcelain Tableware SASO- 2933
6 China Tableware SASO GSO 2179
7 Test Methods Of China Tableware SASO GSO 2173
8 Cook Ware Made From Thermal Glass SASO GSO 2075
9 Cutlery And Flatware -- Nomenclature SASO GSO ISO 4481
10 Disposable Table covers made from Polyethylene SASO- 2887
11 Stain Remover for Tableware SASO- 2332

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Ministry of Commerce Issues Recalls for a Number of Household Appliances

FREGO Washing Machine Model #FWMTL07K


On January 19, 2021, The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Ministry of Commerce issued a recall for the FREGO Washing Machine Model #FWMTL07K due to non-compliance with the Saudi Standard for Energy Efficiency. Consumers are encouraged to check that the product serial number is included on the website. Contact the company to arrange an appointment for a technician to remove the washing machine and recover the purchase amount in cash.


Falcon Air Conditioner Model #FQS18C8


On January 19, 2021, The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Ministry of Commerce issued a recall for the Falcon Air Conditioner Model #FQS18C8 due to non-compliance with the Saudi Standard for Energy Efficiency. Consumers are encouraged to check that the product serial number is included on the website. Contact the company to arrange an appointment for a technician to remove the AC and a full refund of the purchase amount.


NIKAI Washing Machine Model #NWM1401TS20


On January 13, 2021, The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Ministry of Commerce issued a recall for the NIKAI Washing Machine Model #NWM1401TS20 due to non-compliance with the Saudi Standard for Energy Efficiency. Consumers are encouraged to contact the company to arrange for an appointment for a technician to remove the washing machine and a full refund of the purchase amount.


GVC PR Clothes Dryer Model #GVDR-90


On December 29, 2020, The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Ministry of Commerce issued a recall for the GVC PR Clothes Dryer Model #GVDR-90 due to non-compliance with the Saudi Standard for Energy Efficiency. Consumers are encouraged to check that the product serial number is included on the website. Contact the company to arrange an appointment for a technician to remove the clothes dryer and a full refund of the purchase amount.


General Air Conditioner Model #AXSS18FHTD


On December 29, 2020, The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Ministry of Commerce issued a recall for the General Air Conditioner Model #AXSS18FHTD due to non-compliance with the Saudi Standard for Energy Efficiency. Consumers are encouraged to check that the product serial number is included on the website. Contact the company to arrange an appointment for a technician to remove the air conditioner and recover the purchase amount in cash.


Candy Washing Machine Model #CS 1282D2Z/1-19


On December 22, 2020, The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Ministry of Commerce issued a recall for the Candy Washing Machine Model #CS 1282D2Z/1-19 due to non-compliance with the Saudi Standard for Energy Efficiency. Consumers are encouraged to check that the product serial number is included on the website. Contact the company to arrange an appointment for a technician to remove the washing machine and recover the purchase amount in cash.


CHIGO Air Conditioner Model #CZS12CT


On December 16, 2020, The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Ministry of Commerce issued a recall for the CHIGO Air Conditioner Model #CZS12CT due to non-compliance with the Saudi Standard for Energy Efficiency. Consumers are encouraged to check that the product serial number is included on the website. Contact the company to arrange an appointment for a technician to remove the air conditioner and recover the purchase amount in cash.


UNIX Air Conditioner Model #TCU18H


On January 27, 2021, The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Ministry of Commerce issued a recall for the UNIX Air Conditioner Model #TCU18H due to non-compliance with the Saudi Standard for Energy Efficiency. Consumers are encouraged to check that the product serial number is included on the website. Contact the company to arrange an appointment for a technician to remove the air conditioner and recover the purchase amount in cash.


For more information on these recalls please visit recalls.sa

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Ministry of Commerce Issues Recalls for a Number of Consumer Goods

NEXT Magical Woodland Duvet Cover & Pillowcase Set


On January 6, 2021, The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Ministry of Commerce issued a recall for the NEXT Magical Woodland Duvet Cover & Pillowcase Set due to the possibility of trim detaching which may lead to the child being trapped inside during use without supervision. Consumers are encouraged to immediately stop using the included product. Contact the online store to arrange for a return of product and full refund of purchase price.


Herobility Eco Feeding Spoon and Eco Baby Spoon & Fork


On January 4, 2021, The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Ministry of Commerce issued a recall for the Herobility Eco Feeding Spoon and Eco Baby Spoon & Fork due to the possibility that a child's spoon and fork will break into small pieces, which poses a choking hazard for the child. The covered products bear the symbol and date (2019) but do not have a specific date code. Consumers are encouraged to immediately stop using the product and contact the store to return the product and arrange for a full refund of the purchase price.


Ring Video Doorbell (2nd Gen)


On December 22, 2020, The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Ministry of Commerce issued a recall for the Ring Video Doorbell (2nd Gen) due to the possibility of damage to the device's battery through the use of the wrong screw during the installation process which may result in a fire. Consumers are encouraged to check the model name on the back of the device and make sure to use small safety bolts at the bottom. Download the updated user manual through the company link.


For more information on these recalls please visit recalls.sa

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