The Guyana National Bureau of Standards (GNBS) has ordered the destruction of more than 4,500 imported light switches, which were found to be inadequately labelled and lacked the required certification mark.
The items were destroyed yesterday in the presence of GNBS’ inspectors.
According to the GNBS, the items were imported by a City Importer back in November and were inspected since then and declared not in compliance with requirements of the National Standard.
The standards body noted that in the absence of the requisite certification mark and labelling, the importer was required to provide the GNBS with an authentic test certificate indicating that the light switches met quality requirements.
The Importer was unable to do so, forcing the steps to destroy the substandard items.
Last February, the GNBS commenced the monitoring of a number of electrical fittings and equipment based on the requirements of thirty-one mandatory national standards.