ZLS (Zentralstelle der Länder für Sicherheitstechnik – an organization for the accreditation of GS mark certification bodies) has sent an important notice to GS mark certification bodies. It contains details about reissuance of a GS mark license. A test sample is required for retesting before the reissuance of the GS mark license, even if the reissue being applied for is administrative. This would include such projects as 5-year reissues, Co-license issuance, the addition of other models under the same license, and others.
In order to issue a GS mark license, the GS mark certification body has to evaluate and document according to Section 21 paragraph 1, sentence 2 of the ProdSG. An essential component of this evaluation is the conduct of type approval testing.
For a license reissuance, the GS mark certification body has to initiate a new GS mark approval process. In such cases the GS mark certification body also must conduct type approval testing.
Even if the applicant declares that the product has not been modified since the initial GS mark approval, the GS mark certification body is still bound to conduct an evaluation. This will be done according to the requirements of Section 21 paragraph 1, sentence 2 of the ProdSG. In such cases, earlier findings, test results and assessments can be utilized during the approval process. It is not possible, however, to refer solely to these data for the reissuance of the GS mark license.
The GS mark certification body has to evaluate in every case whether changes have occurred regarding the test specifications or regarding the product. This means that physical testing is required for the evaluation of the product.
All results in the test report that refer to previous data must be clearly identified.
For inquiries, please contact your local TÜV Rheinland sales representative or your regular contact person.