Frequently Asked Questions on Consumer Protection (Safety Requirements) Regulations (CPSR)
1. What is the Consumer Protection (Safety Requirements) Regulations about?
The Consumer Protection (Safety Requirements) Regulations (CPSR)( requires 33 categories1 of household electrical, electronic and gas appliances & accessories, also known as Controlled Goods, to be tested to specified safety standards, registered with the authority, and affixed with the SAFETY Mark before they can be sold in Singapore.
Click here for the list of 33 categories of controlled goods regulated under CPSR.
1On 15 January 2018, amendments to the CPSR and the Enterprise Singapore Board (Conformity Assessment) Regulations (“ESGBR”) brought about changes to the conformity assessment framework and product categories of Controlled Goods. The product categories have since been reduced and refined to 33 product categories.
2. How do I check if a particular Controlled Good is registered?
||Visit go.gov.sg/safety-mark and click on “Register of Registered Controlled Goods”
||Key in either the product model number or the 8-digit registration number found on the SAFETY Mark
||Check that the product information in the search results tallies with the product.
3. How do I register the Controlled Goods?
For low risk Controlled Goods:
The RS can submit a Supplier’s Declaration of Conformity (SDoC) to the Consumer Product Safety Office. In doing so the RS is making a self-declaration that the low risk CGs conform to the requirements of CPSR.
For medium and high risk Controlled Goods:
The RS submits test reports and other relevant documentation to a Conformity Assessment Body (Certification) for review. If the CGs meets safety requirements, the CAB (Certification) issues a Certificate of Conformity (CoC) and submits the CoC to the Consumer Product Safety Office.
If the Consumer Product Safety Office deems the application is in order, a Letter of Approval (LOA) will be issued to the RS.
Click here to find out more on how to register controlled goods.
4. What is the registration fee for SDoC?
The registration fee for SDoC is $180 (exclusive of GST) for new application which is the same as the registration for CoC.
5. Does the Consumer Product Safety Office conduct safety tests on products for purpose registering Controlled Goods?
The CPSO is not a test laboratory and does not perform any testing.
For certifcation and testing of Controlled Goods, suppliers can refer to the list of CAB (Certification), CAB (Certification-MRA), CAB (Testing) and CAB (TestingMRA) found here
6. How should I display the SAFETY Mark?
Information on displaying the SAFETY Mark can be found in Appendix F of the Consumer Protection (Safety Requirements) Regulations Information Booklet.
7. What is the validity period of the registration of the Controlled Goods?
The registration of Controlled Goods is valid for three years, and may be renewed. RS are encouraged to initiate the renewal process 6 months prior to the expiration date.
8. Would the Consumer Product Safety Office be conducting checks to ensure that the SDoC is genuine?
Yes, the Consumer Product Safety Office will conduct audits to ensure that submissions are done appropriately.
9. What is the penalty of supplying unregistered Controlled Goods?
Any person found guilty of selling unregistered controlled goods, is liable upon conviction, to a fine not exceeding S$10,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years or both.