04 Mar '11, 8am

Consumer Protection Act's scope expanded

SINGAPORE: The Consumer Protection Act, which will come into effect from April 1, has been expanded to give authorities more teeth in dealing with suppliers whose products turn out to be unsafe. The Act will include, for the first time, goods such as toys, sports equipment and baby products. This expands its reach substantially from the current 45 categories, to an estimated 15,000. These 45 items are considered under controlled goods, and come under more stringent checks. For instance, suppliers are required to register their products with SPRING Singapore, the lead agency in charge. Suppliers will have to ensure products meet international safety standards. These include those laid out by the European Standards Organisation, ASTM International in the US, as well as additional requirements specified by SPRING Singapore. But they will not need to submit any additional pape...

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