The law in Singapore protects consumers against unsafe products. Under the Consumer Protection (Trade Descriptions and Safety Requirements) Act (CPA)
, there are two legislations :
The Consumer Protection (Safety Requirements) Regulations
empowers SPRING Singapore as the Safety Authority to ensure the safety of 45 categories of household electrical, electronic and gas products. These products are gazetted as Controlled Goods and suppliers are required to register them with SPRING before putting them up for sale.
The Consumer Protection (Consumer Goods Safety Requirements) Regulations 2011 (CGSR)
empowers SPRING Singapore as the Safety Authority to oversee the safety of general consumer goods. Examples of goods covered are toys, children’s products, apparel, sports and recreation products, mattresses and bedding, furniture and DIY tools. Suppliers are not required to register these goods with SPRING. However, should any goods be found to be unsafe, SPRING can instruct the suppliers to inform users of the dangers and remove the unsafe goods from the market.