When purchasing new appliances, it is important to keep safety considerations in mind and not base purchase decisions solely around cost and aesthetics. Protect your family by purchasing products carrying the SAFETY Mark.
Household gas and electrical appliances posing higher potential hazards to their consumers are required by law to be affixed with a valid SAFETY Mark before they can be sold in Singapore.
Examples of these hazards can include:
In order for a household gas or electrical appliance to qualify for a SAFETY Mark, its design must be tested and certified by the relevant accredited bodies to comply with the appropriate Safety Standards.
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.
Here are some of the requirements* that common household appliances must meet in order to qualify for the SAFETY Mark.
* Images shown are for illustration purposes only. Position of labelled components may differ in actual appliance.
: Suspension must have adequate strength to withstand mechanical stresses from daily use
: Screws, bolts and nuts connecting the suspension system must not come loose
: Moving parts must not cause undue stress to electrical connections
: Parts exposed to flames must be able to withstand heat and corrosion
: Presence of safety devices to avoid accumulation of harmful unburnt gas if flame is extinguished
: Internal components must be designed to limit gas leakage
: Glass must be resistant to heat and mechanical stress
: Heater must be able to withstand humid conditions
: Incorporate safeguards (e.g. overcurrent protective device) to reduce risk of fire and electric shocks
: Components carrying electrical currents must be properly insulated
: External enclosure must be designed to limit risk of potential electric shocks
: Cooling system designed to:
- Limit fire/explosion risks in event of refrigerant leaks
- Withstand refrigerant at high pressure
: Compressor must not reach abnormally high temperatures during use
: External enclosure must be constructed from material that are resistant to ignition and spread of fire
: Plug incorporates fuse that complies with safety requirements
: Insulating material must be sufficiently resistant to electricity and fire
: Power cord must be able to withstand mechanical stress. Breakage can cause short circuit and/or electrocution
For more information on each product category, click here.
Visit cpsa.enterprisesg.gov.sg and click on "Register of Registered Controlled Goods".
Key in the product’s model number or the 8-digit unique certification number found on the SAFETY Mark.
Check that the product information in the search results tallies with the product. Should there be no matches, contact us at 1800 773 3163 or firstname.lastname@example.org.