There is no direct requirement for the release of the product. There is only in the requirement 7.5.8 Identification following requirement:
"The organization shall identify product status with respect to monitoring and measurement requirements through product realization. Identification of product status shall be maintained throughout production, storage, installation, and servicing of the product to ensure that only product that has passed the required inspections and test or released under an authorized concession is dispatched, used, or installed."
So here is stated that release of the product must be controlled, but who will be that is up to the manufacturer.