Electrical appliance safety has always been a key concern of the platform and consumers when shopping.Recently, Singapore Consumer Product Safety Office（CPSO) said that from January to November this year, more than 2900 illegal household products were found on various e-commerce platforms.
If the household appliances sold belong to the controlled type, they must be sold in theOnly the registration on the CPSO can obtain the unique safety sign number. After that, the seller will also get a valid seal, which will be printed on the products they sell.
However, most of the household products announced this time are controlled commodities, because they are notCPSO is not registered or has no effective safety signs, so it does not meet the regulatory requirements.
The first five categories of home appliances sold online that do not meet regulatory requirements and are not registered includeCookware such as AC adapter, portable socket, toaster, grill and electric stove. Others include hair dryer, kettle, hot water distributor, etc.
Most of these goods are sold inAmazonCarousell, Ezbuy, Lazada, Qoo10 and ShopeeAnd other e-commerce platforms.
according toCPSO said that most of the above goods were complained by consumers or found during market supervision.At present, all relevant commodities have been taken off the shelves. The seller selling the relevant unregistered goods has also been fined or warned.
It is understood that Singapore has33 kinds of household appliances are considered as controlled goods, which can only be sold in Singapore after being tested according to safety standards and affixed with safety signs. The categories of controlled commodities updated in July are as follows:
CPSO reminds the relevant sellers that the sellers who provide and sell the unregistered controlled goods will face a maximum of two years imprisonment or a maximum of SGD 10000, or both, upon conviction.
CPSOchief inspectorBeatrice WongHe said that if consumers bought household appliances that did not meet the requirements and were not registered, they would easily cause fire, electrical hazards and other safety accidents.
For electrical safety, once problems are found, the consequences are unimaginable. Therefore, relevant sellers must pay attention to the local laws and regulations on selling relevant electrical products, and strictly follow the regulations. Avoid the risk that the goods will be taken off the shelves due to violations or face other more severe penalties.