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Over 2,900 appliances such as toasters, kettles sold without safety mark on e-commerce sites in 2021

Over 2,900 appliances such as toasters, kettles sold without safety mark on e-commerce sites in 2021

Consumers are advised to check that products they purchase carry a valid safety mark such as the one shown on the AC power adaptor pictured.

More than 2,900 household appliances such as toasters and hair dryers sold on major e-commerce sites from January to November this year did not have a safety mark or were not registered as required, the Consumer Product Safety Office (CPSO) said.

Warning that such products could pose safety hazards such as fire risk to users, the CPSO said in a media release on Friday (Dec 17) that it had worked with the online retail sites to delist the unregistered household appliances.

It has also issued fines or warnings to sellers of the products.

The crackdown on these "controlled" products, meaning those that must be registered with the CPSO to get a safety mark, followed market surveillance efforts by the office and also consumer complaints that it had received.

The products in question were sold on popular e-commerce sites such as Amazon, Carousell, Ezbuy, Lazada, Qoo10 and Shopee.

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