Controlled Goods Must have the SAFETY Mark
Consumers can do their part in keeping their families safe by looking out for the SAFETY Mark when purchasing household electrical, electronic and gas appliances.
The Consumer Protection (Safety Requirements) Regulations (CPSR) requires 33 categories of household electrical, electronic and gas appliances & accessories also known as Controlled Goods, to be tested to specified safety standards and affixed with the SAFETY Mark before they can be sold in Singapore. These include testing for safety measures against fire, electric shock, explosion and other hazards that could result in injury, death or property damage.
Consumers are strongly advised to buy only Controlled Goods that are affixed with the SAFETY Mark.
What is the SAFETY Mark?
The SAFETY Mark helps consumers and suppliers identify registered Controlled Goods. These goods must carry the SAFETY Mark either affixed on the Controlled Goods or their packaging (to be affixed in a prominent location). The mark consists of a “safety logo” and the words “SAFETY MARK” in a rectangle on the right. These goods can also be traced with a unique 8-digit registration number to the registrant and the registered models.
In addition, appliances with a 3-pin plug needs to have two SAFETY Marks on them. One on the appliance and another on the plug itself.
Why should you insist on the SAFETY Mark?
The SAFETY Mark indicates that the products’ design has been tested and certified to be compliant with the relevant safety standards. For most appliance categories, the presence of the SAFETY Mark also indicates that internal safeguards have been incorporated to protect against fire and electrical hazards.
What kind of household products require the SAFETY Mark?
The 33 categories of Controlled Goods are:
You may check the validity of the product’s SAFETY Mark in 3 easy steps:
||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.
What should you do when you detect non-registered Controlled Goods without the SAFETY Mark?
The Consumer Product Safety Office takes a serious view of any non-compliance. If you are aware of anyone who is supplying or selling non-registered Controlled Goods, please provide us with the relevant information (e.g. product type, brand/model, name of company, location, etc.) so that appropriate enforcement action may be taken against the supplier. You can contact us either at email@example.com or 6898 1800.