SASO Regulatory Update – July 2022

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The Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) Issues Update for Limited Products Requiring Importer Product Declaration

On June 16, 2022, SASO issued a circular that required all shipment certification requests for limited products (Napkin Rolls, Manhole Covers, Polyester Fiber, and Shade Windows) to include an Importer Product Declaration form. Importers will have to complete the attached form and obtain approval from the Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources. Once approved, Conformity Assessment Bodies are instructed to collect this document and shall not issue the Shipment Certificate of Conformity (SC) for these products until it is received.

See pdf attachment July 2022 Newsletter - Importer Product Declaration Form AR-EN.pdf
See pdf attachment July 2022 Newsletter - SASO Circular AR-EN.pdf

The Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) Announces Date for Compliance for SABER Photo Upload Process

On May 31, 2022, SABER announced that uploading photos for non-regulated products registration in SABER will be mandatory starting form July 21, 2022.

The Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) Announces Date for Compliance to Previously Announced SABER Document Upload Process

On June 8, 2022, SASO issued a circular to Conformity Assessment Bodies (CBs) announcing the date that uploading technical file documentation will be mandatory in SABER. As of June 23, 2022, all CBs will be required to upload the documents listed below before the PCoC granting decision.

  • Conformity Assessment Procedure Type 1a
    • Test Report
    • Risk Assessment Document
  • Conformity Assessment Procedure Type 3
    • Test Report
    • Risk Assessment Document
    • Factory Audit Report

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Ministry of Commerce Issues Recall for IKEA's Metallisk Espresso Maker

On June 7, 2022, the KSA Ministry of Commerce issued a recall for IKEA's Metallisk Espresso Maker due to a defect in the safety valve that could explode during use. Consumers are instructed to stop using the product immediately and return it to the store for a full refund.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Ministry of Commerce Issues Recall for Candy Dryer, Model #CSH8A2LEXZ-19

On June 16, 2022, the KSA Ministry of Commerce issued a recall for Candy Dryer, Model #CSH8A2LEXZ-19 due to non-compliance with the Saudi Standard for Energy Efficiency. Consumers are encouraged to contact the company to arrange an appointment for a technician to remove the dryer and provide a full refund.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Ministry of Commerce Issues Recall for Candy Dryer, Model #GVSFH10A2TCEXZ-19

On June 16, 2022, the KSA Ministry of Commerce issued a recall for Candy Dryer, Model #GVSFH10A2TCEXZ-19 due to non-compliance with the Saudi Standard for Energy Efficiency. Consumers are encouraged to contact the company to arrange an appointment for a technician to remove the dryer and provide a full refund.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Ministry of Commerce Issues Recall for The Manhattan Toy Company Baby Activity Loops

On June 16, 2022, the KSA Ministry of Commerce issued a recall for The Manhattan Toy Company Baby Activity Loops due to a defect that may result in the tubes detaching from the base and creating a small parts hazard. Consumers are instructed to stop using the product immediately and contact the company for a full refund.

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