This article focuses on how to verify KEBS marks of quality via SMS. KEBS has four marks of quality which indicate that products and services meet the requirements associated with the respective quality marks.
The quality marks issued by KEBS include;
- Standardization Mark
- Diamond Mark of Quality
- Import Standardization Mark of Quality
- Fortification Mark of Quality
How To Check Validity Of KEBS Quality Marks
KEBS has an effective SMS service that complements the effort of identifying illegal use of KEBS quality marks through public participation, using mobile phones via SMS.
The SMS service enables the verification of details of inspection of a used motor vehicle imported into Kenya. It also enables verification of KEBS staff, Quality Inspectors and Market Surveillance Officers who make industrial and goods outlets visits.
Here is how to verify the various marks of quality and KEBS staff.
1. Standardization Mark
To verify the Standardization Mark, one needs to send a text message to 20023 as follows, SM#Permit Number.
KEBS requires manufactures to display the Standardization Permit Number below the quality mark.
2. Diamond Mark
To verify the Diamond Mark, one needs to send a text message to 20023 as follows; DM#Permit Number.
3. Import Standardization Mark
To verify the Import Standardization Mark, send a text message to 20023 as follows; ISM#UCR#.
You will receive a response in the format below.
Importer Name: XXXXXX Limited.
CoC Number: C-2018/xx/XXXXXX
Status: Valid or invalid.
4. Motor Vehicle Inspection Details
To verify motor vehicle inspection details or inspection of a used motor vehicle imported into Kenya, simply send a text message to 20023 as follows; CH#Chassis Number.
5. KEBS Staff
To verify details of KEBS staff, text the staff HR Number as indicated in the staff ID to 20023.
The format is as follows; HR#KEBS HR No.
Popo Road, Off Mombasa Road,
P.O. Box 54974-00200
Tel: +254 20 694 8000.
Mobile: 0722 202 137, 0734 600 471/2.