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Recreation and Sports Equipment

Recreation and Sports Equipment

Performance Testing for Sports Equipment

Do you regularly check the durability of equipment in your fitness studio? Do your bicycle, climbing rope, or snowboard fulfill the highest quality and security standards athletes expect from you? We test the properties of leisure and sports equipment, such as function, durability, handling, manufacture, and corrosion. We also test the mechanical and electrical safety of your products in compliance with the (German) Product Safety Act (ProdSG).

Benefits at a Glance

With an internationally recognized audit seal from TÜV Rheinland you can:

  • Help athletes with valuable information when deciding on which products to buy, and secure your place against the competition
  • Fulfill the specifications of the (German) Product Safety Act
  • Boost consumer confidence in the quality and safety of your products

Certificate and Audit Seal

We certify your products in our own labs or on-site at your company based on the following norms:

GS Mark (Tested Safety)

This mark not only documents what safety inspection your product has already undergone, but also includes manufacture monitoring by TÜV Rheinland, as an independent and approved testing body.

Q Mark

Beyond to the GS test we also award the Q mark. In addition to safety this mark of your equipment stands for the individual functionality.

CE Mark

As a manufacturer of medical fitness devices, a CE mark will document your products' conformity with the 93/42/EWG directive. We will support you during classification based on the medical product directive (MPG) and, as a notified body, inspect class 1 products and upwards that feature a measuring function.


Enlightened consumers use our large database of certified products specifically to search for excellent quality – giving your company the edge over the rest of the competition.

GM Mark (Tested Medical Product) Go one step further

The GM Mark is an exhaustive statement of quality and safety. Show customers that you are not just a typical market-based company and that you offer a lot more than the norms require.

We provide quality tests for the following products

  • Skateboards and Inline skates
  • Rock climbing equipment
  • Ski, snowboards and sledges
  • Bicycles and home trainers
  • Treadmills, steppers, crosstrainers and rowing machines
  • Weight training benches and power machines
  • Ergometer
  • Horse riding equipment
  • Diving Equipment (masks, snorkels, flippers, suits, buoyancy compensators)

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Approvals for North America

Approvals for North America

Let us help you get your products tested and certified for all northern American markets.


GS Mark – Geprüfte Sicherheit (Tested Safety)

GS Mark – Geprüfte Sicherheit (Tested Safety)

The test mark for the safety of your products.



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