Retailers fined for selling electric bowls with no Safety Mark

Retailers fined for selling electric bowls with no Safety Mark

SINGAPORE - Retailers of three brands of electric bowls not affixed with the Safety Mark have been fined by SPRING Singapore for selling the unregistered products.

The maximum penalty for such an offence is a $10,000 fine or a two-year imprisonment or both.

During SPRING Singapore's latest market surveillance on consumer products, Nushi, T.M.D and T.A.C were found to have models of electric bowls that were not carrying the Safety Mark.

The specific model numbers are:

Nushi - YC-0801, YC-0901, YC-1413, YC-1613

T.M.D - TH-E7, TH-E8, TH-E9, TH-E10

T.A.C - YC-0801, YC-0901, YC-1413, YC-1613

The electric bowl, which resembles a mini electric wok, is among 45 categories of electrical and gas products which must be registered with SPRING Singapore and issued with a Safety Mark before they can be sold in the market.

Consumers who own the unregistered models are advised by SPRING Singapore to stop using them immediately. Those seeking redress can contact the Consumers Association of Singapore.

To report unsafe products or make enquiries, consumers can call SPRING Singapore at 1800 773 3163 or email them at safety@spring.gov.sg. The latest safety alerts, advisories and tips on electrical and gas products can be found at www.spring.gov.sg/safety.

huizhen@sph.com.sg

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