SASO Regulatory Update – May 2022

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The Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) publishes adopted list of standards

On March 11 and April 22, 2022, SASO published a list of new, adopted, updated, and withdrawn international standards in the official gazette.

See pdf attachment May 2022 Newsletter - SASO Standards Update 03-11-22.pdf
See pdf attachment May 2022 Newsletter - SASO Standards Update 04-22-22.pdf

The Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) updates Saudi Energy Efficiency Program

On April 25, 2022, SASO released an announcement that modifies requirements for energy efficient products.

See pdf attachment May 2022 Newsletter - Saudi Energy Efficiency Program.pdf

The Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) published amendment of Energy Efficiency Label (EER) Fees

On April 8, 2022, SASO published an amendment to the fees for Energy Efficiency Labels for Vehicles, Tires and Lighting products. The EER registration cost for lighting products has been amended to 2000 SAR for each model The Study Fees (500 SAR) for issuing EER Label for Vehicles and Tires has been waived.

The Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) issues draft Technical Regulations for Ornaments and Accessories

On April 6, 2022, SASO presented a webinar to introduce the draft Technical Regulation for Ornaments and Accessories.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Ministry of Commerce Issues Recall for Toy Camera Model 2109

On April 6, 2022, the KSA Ministry of Commerce issued a recall for a Toy Camera Model 2109 sold on Noon online store. The camera button may detach posing a choking hazard for children. Consumers are instructed to contact the company to arrange for repairs free of charge.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Ministry of Commerce Issues Recall for Airbus A380 Toy Airplane

On April 7, 2022, the KSA Ministry of Commerce issued a recall for the Airbus A380 Toy Airplane sold on Noon online store. The product has a defect in the battery which could short-circuit and overheat which could cause injury. Consumers are instructed to contact the company to return the product for a full refund.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Ministry of Commerce Issues Recall for Step 2 Little Helper's Shopping Cart

On April 11, 2022, the KSA Ministry of Commerce issued a recall for Step 2 Little Helper's Shopping Cart. The Shopping Cart may break into sharp pieces which poses an injury risk. Affected products have date codes (05) (19). Consumers are instructed to stop using the product, ensuring to keep it out of reach of children, and contact Samaco to return the product for a full refund.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Ministry of Commerce Issues Recall for Fido X Electric Bike

On April 19, 2022, the KSA Ministry of Commerce issued a recall for the Fido X Electric Bike. This product has a defect that could lead to a broken bicycle joint when used potentially causing injury to the user. Consumers are instructed to contact the company and arrange for free repairs.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Ministry of Commerce Issues Recall for ABB Earth Leakage Protection Circuit Breaker Model DSE201M

On April 20, 2022, the KSA Ministry of Commerce issued a recall for ABB Earth Leakage Protection Circuit Breaker Model DSE201M due to a defect that may result in a failure to protect against a ground leakage current and increasing the risk of shock. Recalled items include manufacturing codes beginning with the letter "O" which can be found on the front of the product. Consumers are instructed to stop using the product immediately and contact the company for free repairs.

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