1. What is the Consumer Protection (Safety Requirements) Registration Scheme?
This scheme, administered by SPRING Singapore requires all traders and manufacturers of consumer products (gazetted as controlled goods) to ensure that the products they sell meet specified safety standards requirements and are safe for use by consumers. Its objective is to protect consumers from death or injury and/or prevent damage to private property caused by fire; explosions and electrocutions. View the list of controlled goods
2. As an importer or manufacturer, how do I register products that are controlled goods?
First, apply to SPRING to be a Registered Supplier (RS). Then, apply for product certification and registration. RS application is accepted on the basis that the Company is registered in Singapore, with the Registry of Companies and Businesses. Application for product certification can be made through a Conformity Assessment Body (CAB) designated by the Safety Authority. When the product has been certified safe for use, a Certificate of Conformity will be issued to the RS. The RS can then register the certified product with the Safety Authority.
3. As a consumer, how do I know if a controlled good has been registered?
Registered controlled goods are identified by the SAFETY Mark, which can be found on either the product or its packaging. Consumers are advised to insist on the SAFETY Mark prior to making any purchase.