The voluntary certification mark with the statement "Type tested" is issued for products and components. The certification mark demonstrates that the product/component was tested and certified by the independent third-party organisation TÜV SÜD Product Service for its conformity with the essential technical safety requirements. The certification criteria vary depending on the products in question. Certification also includes factory inspection.
Familiar from household appliances, tools and toys, the voluntary GS mark indicates that a product was tested for safety according to the requirements of the Product Safety Act (GS is the abbreviation for “Geprüfte Sicherheit”, meaning “tested for safety”). The GS mark confirms that a product does not involve any hazards for users when used in accordance with the instructions. Compliance with the relevant requirements is checked by a third-party organisation such as TÜV SÜD.
The TÜV SÜD Mark “Safety Tested. Production Monitored” can be found on household appliances, consumer electronics, sports and leisure equipment, tools and furniture. By affixing this mark, TÜV SÜD confirms that the products fulfil national and international standards. The certification process includes factory inspection.