The Government plans to have power banks, hoverboards and other related products certified to protect the safety of users.
It may involve extending the existing Malaysian Conformity (MC) Mark certification to cover such items, aside from toys and primary batteries.
“The matter is still being discussed at the ministry level,” Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry consumerism standards division director Che Sukri Che Mat said in an interview.
He was commenting on whether the ministry would consider using the MC Mark certification to check safety standards of power banks and other items.
The MC Mark, introduced in 2010, is an indicator that a certain toy has conformed to safety standards set by the ministry.
Currently, power banks are not required to be certified for its quality and safety.
However, manufacturers can voluntarily seek certification from Sirim QAS International Sdn Bhd.