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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:

Electrocution
Electrocution
Fires
Fires
Explosions
Explosions

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.

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Why should you insist on the SAFETY Mark?

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.

What are the appliances tested for?

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. 

Ceiling Fan

Ceiling Fans[1]: Suspension must have adequate strength to withstand mechanical stresses from daily use

[2]: Screws, bolts and nuts connecting the suspension system must not come loose

[3]: Moving parts must not cause undue stress to electrical connections

Glass-topped Gas Hob

Glass-topped Gas Hob[1]: Parts exposed to flames must be able to withstand heat and corrosion

[2]: Presence of safety devices to avoid accumulation of harmful unburnt gas if flame is extinguished

[3]: Internal components must be designed to limit gas leakage

[4]: Glass must be resistant to heat and mechanical stress

Instantaneous Heater

Instantaneous Heater[1]: Heater must be able to withstand humid conditions

[2]: Incorporate safeguards (e.g. overcurrent protective device) to reduce risk of fire and electric shocks

[3]: Components carrying electrical currents must be properly insulated

[4]: External enclosure must be designed to limit risk of potential electric shocks

Refrigerator

Refrigerator[1]: Cooling system designed to:
– Limit fire/explosion risks in event of refrigerant leaks
– Withstand refrigerant at high pressure

[2]: Compressor must not reach abnormally high temperatures during use

[3]: External enclosure must be constructed from material that are resistant to ignition and spread of fire

3-Pin Plug

3-Pin Plug[1]: Plug incorporates fuse that complies with safety requirements

[2]: Insulating material must be sufficiently resistant to electricity and fire

[3]: Power cord must be able to withstand mechanical stress. Breakage can cause short circuit and/or electrocution

What kind of household products require the SAFETY Mark?

Household electrical, electronic and gas appliances and accessories

General consumer goods

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