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PUBLIC NOTICE: CONSUMER BEWARE OF "PEN LIKE" (DUBBED CIGARETTES) IMPORTED GADGETS
Posted on: 01-12-2014
KEBS has received information that the above "Pen Like" (dubbed cigarettes)unlabeled imported products fitted with electrical wiring are being distributed for sale across the country targeting especially the youth. We wish to inform the public that we do not have any technical data on these products and thus, cannot vouch for their safety and health effects.
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PUBLIC NOTICE: ALL MANUFACTURERS, IMPORTERS AND CONSUMERS OF METHANOL
Posted on: 01-12-2014
KEBS Technical Committee on Industrial Solvents and Chemicals is in the final stages of approving Final Draft Standard FDKS 2582-2: 2014 Code of practice for safety of chemical products - Part 1: Code of practice for safety of methanol.
For more information download the PDF document below;

PUBLIC NOTICE: REMINDER ALL RETAILERS, MANUFACTURERS, IMPORTERS AND CONSUMERS OF STEEL BARS
Posted on: 01-12-2014
Following a consultative meeting between KEBS and manufacturers of steel bars held on 13th August 2014 to address the requirement for traceability of the products in the market, the following were agreed upon: (a) All manufacturers and importers shall initiate the process of embossing/engraving twisted and ribbed bars with specific identities which could be the names or trademarks of each manufacturer. (b) The deadline for completion of the branding process shall be 31st December 2014.
For more information download the PDF document below;

PUBLIC NOTICE: REMINDER IMPORTERS OF USED / SECOND HAND MOTOR VEHICLES
Posted on: 01-12-2014
Pursuant to the provision of KS 1515:2000 - Kenya Standard Code of Practice for Inspection of Road Vehicles and Legal Notice No. 78 of 15th July 2005 - The Verification of Conformity to Kenya Standards of Imports Order, we wish to notify all importers of used/second hand motor vehicles including returning residents, diplomatic staff and the general public that only motor vehicles whose Year of First Registration is from 1st January 2008 and later shall be allowed into the country as from 1st January 2015.

Foundation Course on Calibration
Posted on: 18-11-2014

Course : Foundation Calibration Course
Dates : 19th January 2015 - 30 January 2015
Location: Nairobi

The training is limited to twenty participants on a first come first served basis and attracts a fee of KES 60,000/= + VAT per person. This is exclusive of board and transport.


Notice to Importers of Used/ Second hand motor vehicles
Posted on: 14-10-2014

Pursuant to the provision of KS 1515:2000 - Kenya Standard Code of Practice for Inspection of Road Vehicles and Legal Notice No. 78 of 15th July 2005 –The Verification of Conformity to Kenya Standards of Imports Order, we wish to notify all importers of used/second hand motor vehicles including returning residents, diplomatic staff and the general public that only motor vehicles whose Year of First Registration is from 1st January 2008 and later shall be allowed into the country as from 1st January 2015.

Vehicles that are exported from countries where KEBS has pre –export verification of conformity arrangements with partners for motor vehicles shall also need to be accompanied by Certificates of Roadworthiness issued in the countries of export (country of supply) by any of the KEBS appointed partners.

It is further notified that Certificates of Roadworthiness for vehicles whose year of first registration is 2007 will not be valid after 31st December, 2014. All vehicles issued with such certificates must have arrived at the Port of Entry by 31st December 2014. Any 2007 model vehicles arriving after 31st December 2014 will be deemed not complying with KS1515:2000 and shall be rejected at the port of entry at the importer’s expense.

Download the printable version of the Public Notice here:
KEBS Public Notice


PUBLIC NOTICE: CLARIFICATION ON KEBS NOTICE ON THE TERMINATION OF JEVIC CONTRACT
Posted on: 30-08-2014

1. KEBS has placed a notice on its website to terminate JEVIC Contract that expires on 15th January 2015. This means that any vehicle inspected by JEVIC up to 15th January 2015 and compiles to KEBS requirements will be allowed in the country.
2. New contracts for the inspection of motor vehicles will be implemented effective 16th January 2015 following procurement of the inspection agents through an open tender process. The public will be notified in good time of the selected inspection agents effective 16th January 2015.


PUBLIC NOTICE: IMPORTERS AND CONSUMERS OF STEEL BARS
Posted on: 29-08-2014

Following a consultative meeting between KEBS and manufacturers of steel bars held on 13th August 2014 to address the requirement for traceability of the products in the market, the following were agreed upon:
(a) All manufacturers and importers shall initiate the process of embossing/engraving twisted and ribbed bars with specific identities which could be the names or trademarks of each manufacturer.
(b) The deadline for completion of the branding process shall be 31st December 2014.

Pursuant to Section 9 (4) of the Standards Act Cap 496, no unbranded twisted and ribbed bars shall be allowed into the Kenya market with effect from 1st January 2015.

This will be done alongside the requirements for compliance to Kenya Standard KS 573 on Cold Worked (high yield) Steel Bars for the reinforcement of Concrete and KS ISO 6935-2 for the reinforcement of Concrete Part 2-Ribbed Bars.


PUBLIC NOTICE: KEBS STANDARD STATEMENT ON ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
Posted on: 29-08-2014

KEBS STANDARD STATEMENT ON ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES

KEBS has a mandate to ensure: 1. Development and harmonization of standards including availing for sale Kenya standards, Regional and International standards; 2. Testing of raw materials and finished products; 3. Calibration of equipment; maintenance and dissemination of International System of Units (SI) of measurements 4. Product and system certification; 5. Undertaking educational work in standardization and practical application of standards;; 6. Support growth of industry by provision of quality assurance and inspection.


PUBLIC NOTICE: IMPORTERS OF MOTOR VEHICLES INTO KENYA
Posted on: 18-08-2014

This is to notify all importers of Motor Vehicles into Kenya, that the contract for Motor Vehicle inspection between Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) and Japan Export Vehicle Inspection Center Co. Ltd (JEVIC) has been terminated in line with the current contract that expires on 15th January 2015. Please be advised.


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