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TUV Rheinland made a BSMI-accredited lab

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- TUV Rheinland Taiwan has recently obtained laboratory accreditation by the Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection (BSMI), and so can provide BSMI testing and certification services for global mobile power packs, battery chargers and more.

BSMI, under the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) is the authority responsible for the development, compilation and publication of Chinese National Standards (CNS), as well as for conformity assessment. BSMI also implements commodity inspection measures as stipulated in Taiwan's Commodity Inspection Law.

Accidents involving power banks are quite common internationally, with numerous reports of batteries overheating or even exploding during use. In response, the BSMI has introduced new regulations requiring all imported or locally produced 3C Li-ion batteries and power banks sold in Taiwan after May 1, 2014 to be tested and certified at a BSMI-appointed lab.

The new BSMI announcement requires battery products to comply with the following inspection standards: CNS 15364 and CNS14857-2 for 3C secondary Li-ion cells and batteries; CNS 15364, CNS 14336-1 and CNS 13438 for 3C secondary Li-ion power banks; and CNS 14336-1 and CNS-13438 for 3C Li-ion battery chargers.

In order to serve battery manufacturers, from small-scale batteries to vehicle batteries, in the Greater China region, TUV Rheinland has added a new safety-enhanced battery laboratory in Taiwan to its existing battery laboratory in Shenzhen.

TUV Rheinland Taiwan's battery lab said it has recently obtained The Taiwan Accreditation Foundation (TAF) and BSMI-appointed laboratory accreditations, and thus can provide BSMI testing and certification services for glob al 3C Li-ion cell packs, mobile power packs, battery chargers and more.

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