Consumer Protection (Trade Descriptions and Safety Requirements) Act
(Chapter 53, Sections 11 and 32)
Consumer Protection (Safety Requirements) Regulations
Rg 1
G.N. No. S 23/2002

REVISED EDITION 2004
(29th February 2004)
[1st April 2002]
PART I
PRELIMINARY
Citation
1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Consumer Protection (Safety Requirements) Regulations.
Definitions
2.—(1)  In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires —
“alternate testing laboratory” means —
(a)a testing laboratory or manufacturer’s testing laboratory that is recognised under the International Electrotechnical Commission System of Conformity Assessment Schemes for Electrotechnical Equipment and Components Certification Bodies Scheme (the IECEE CB Scheme);
(b)a testing laboratory that is recognised by a Foreign Recognition Body; or
(c)a testing laboratory the test reports of which are agreed to be accepted by one or more CAB (Certification) or CAB (Testing) under an approved testing agreement;
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“approved testing agreement” means an agreement, approved by the Safety Authority, under which one or more CAB (Certification) or CAB (Testing) agree with the proprietor of a testing laboratory to accept test reports issued by that testing laboratory;
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“CAB” or “conformity assessment body” means a person that performs conformity assessment or any test relating to conformity assessment;
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“CAB (Certification)” means a person designated as such under the Enterprise Singapore Board (Conformity Assessment) Regulations 2018 (G.N. No. S 686/2018);
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“CAB (Certification — MRA)” means a person designated by a country other than Singapore to carry out any certification of any product for the purposes of an MRA to which both Singapore and that country are parties;
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“CAB (Testing)” means a person designated as such under the Enterprise Singapore Board (Conformity Assessment) Regulations 2018;
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“CAB (Testing — MRA)” means a person designated by a country other than Singapore to carry out any testing of any product for the purposes of an MRA to which both Singapore and that country are parties;
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“certificate of conformity” means a certificate certifying that controlled goods conform to the safety requirements specified by the Safety Authority for the controlled goods;
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“controlled goods” means any goods of a type, class or description specified in the First Schedule;
“country” includes a customs territory;
“Foreign Recognition Body” means an entity in a country other than Singapore that is authorised under any of the following to recognise CABs, testing laboratories, or both on behalf of that country:
(a)the Asia Pacific Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation Mutual Recognition Agreement;
(b)the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation Mutual Recognition Agreement;
(c)an MRA to which both Singapore and that country are parties;
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“high-risk controlled goods” means any controlled goods that the Safety Authority classifies as such on the Safety Authority’s website;
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“low-risk controlled goods” means any controlled goods that the Safety Authority classifies as such on the Safety Authority’s website;
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“medium-risk controlled goods” means any controlled goods that the Safety Authority classifies as such on the Safety Authority’s website;
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“MRA” means —
(a)a mutual recognition agreement or arrangement between Singapore and any other country; or
(b)a multilateral recognition agreement or arrangement between Singapore and 2 or more other countries;
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“registered controlled goods”, in relation to a Registered Supplier, means any controlled goods registered by him with the Safety Authority under regulation 7;
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“Safety Authority” means the Enterprise Singapore Board established by section 3 of the Enterprise Singapore Board Act 2018 (Act 10 of 2018);
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“Safety Authority’s website” means the website at https://www.enterprisesg.gov.sg;
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“Safety Mark” means the Safety Mark specified in the Second Schedule;
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“safety requirements” means the safety requirements for controlled goods specified by the Safety Authority on the Safety Authority’s website.
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(2)  Where an amendment is made to the description in any item of controlled goods in the First Schedule and it results in subjecting any additional goods to control or removing any specified goods from control, such goods shall, notwithstanding the effective date specified in the second column of the First Schedule corresponding to that item of controlled goods, be subject to control or be removed from control only as at the date the amendment takes effect.
Exemption
3.  The Safety Authority may, in its discretion and for such period and on such conditions as it thinks fit, exempt any person or any controlled goods from all or any of the provisions of these Regulations.
Supply of safe goods
4.—(1)  No person shall, in the course of any trade or business, supply or advertise for the purpose of supply any controlled goods after the effective date specified in the First Schedule unless —
(a)such controlled goods are registered controlled goods conforming to the safety requirements specified by the Safety Authority for those goods; and
(b)such controlled goods have affixed to them the Safety Mark in accordance with Part III.
(2)  Where any person contravenes paragraph (1), he shall be guilty of an offence under section 11(2) of the Act, and the Safety Authority may —
(a)require such person to effect a recall of the controlled goods and keep the Safety Authority informed of the progress of such recall; and
(b)take such steps as may be necessary to inform users of the controlled goods of the potential danger of such goods.
(3)  Any person who fails or neglects to effect a recall of the controlled goods required by the Safety Authority under paragraph (2)(a) shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $2,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months or to both.
(4)  For the purposes of this regulation, “registered controlled goods” does not include controlled goods whose registration is deemed to be suspended or withdrawn under regulation 24.
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