(Posted on behalf of the Consumer Product Safety Office)
The Consumer Product Safety Office is the Safety Authority that administers the Consumer Protection (Safety Requirements) Regulations (CPSR). The CPSR regulations requires 33 categories of household products, also known as Controlled Goods, to be registered with the Consumer Product Safety Office. As part of the registration process these products must be tested to the international and/or local safety standards specified by the Safety Authority, and affixed with the SAFETY Mark.
About the SAFETY Mark
The SAFETY Mark helps consumers and suppliers identify registered Controlled Goods
How this affects you as an online seller
Online retailers selling to the Singapore market are subject to the CPSR and should ensure that any Controlled Goods they are selling carries the SAFETY Mark. Online retailers should also prominently display the SAFETY Mark for a Controlled Good when listing it for sale to help consumers determine if the Controlled Good complies with the safety requirements.
Displaying your product listings
Follow these two simple steps when listing products online for sale
These 33 categories of Controlled Goods must carry the SAFETY Mark to be sold in Singapore
If suppliers are uncertain whether their product is a CG, an explanation of the 33 categories of Controlled Goods can be found here.
Penalties for supply of unregistered Controlled Good
Under the CPSR, it is an offence to trade, advertise or supply Controlled Goods in Singapore unless it has been successfully registered with the CPSO and carries the SAFETY Mark. Suppliers who fail to comply can, upon conviction, be fined up to SG$10,000, imprisoned up to a year, or both.