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Category: Safety EN

Tesla recalls 1.6 million electric vehicles in China

The cars reportedly have problems with their automatic assisted steering and door latch controls. Tesla is recalling more than 1.6 million Model S, X, 3 and Y electric vehicles in China for problems with their automatic assisted steering and door latch controls. China’s State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) announced the recall on Friday and said that Tesla Motors in Beijing and...
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CAP: War on the roads killed people

Since the Israel invasion of Palestine in 2023, 23,000 people died. Within the same duration in Malaysia, 12,417 people lost their lives on our roads. With so many deaths and serious injuries, we may liken this situation to a war. In many instances, whole families have been wiped out, and yet most of us have remained largely insensitive, ignoring the sufferings of others. What are the agencies...
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Building Under Construction Collapses: Authorities Need To Take Strong Action

The Penang Consumer Association (CAP) is shocked and disappointed when another building under construction collapsed. A Commission of Inquiry should be established immediately to investigate this incident. The accident involving the collapse occurred at a logistics warehouse under construction in Batu Maung, Bayan Lepas, Penang with three confirmed dead while two were seriously injured. CAP...
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Penalise those responsible for damaging roads

In early May 2023, a group of lorry owners urged the Transport Ministry to intervene because they claimed that the Road Transport Department (JPJ) was about to forfeit the ownership of their vehicles. They should know better that their vehicles are not supposed to be overloaded under the law which has been around for more than two decades. There are a variety of reasons why a road appears to be...
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STOP the sale of decorative lights immediately

With the approaching festive season which ends in February next year, shops and stalls are already flooded with a wide range of decorations. Traditional decorations are apparently being overtaken by decorative lights, most of which are flimsy in construction and may cause electric shock and are fire hazards. They are sold in violation of our existing regulations. Therefore, the Consumers’...
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E-scooters and e-bikes can be ticking time-bombs

It was reported in early September that the Electrical Safety First commissioned the Building Research Establishment (BRE) fire safety research team in the United Kingdom (UK) carried out tests into lithium-ion battery fires to determine the dangers of lithium-ion batteries used in e-scooters and e-bikes. The results showed the explosive nature of lithium-ion batteries resulting in what is...
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Now Germany and Belgium are looking to BAN Apple’s iPhone 12 due to fears radiation could damage people’s health

Germany and Belgium are investigating Apple's iPhone 12 due to radiation levels  The move comes two days after France banned the sale of the smartphone Regulators in Germany and Belgium are set to review potential health risks linked to Apple's iPhone 12, two days after France banned device sales over radiation fears. French watchdogs revealed Tuesday that testing of the smartphone showed...
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CAP: Mandatory Safety Standards for Cooking Gas Cylinders

The Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) calls on the authorities to come out with mandatory safety standards for cooking gas cylinders. The call is made in response to the numerous injuries and deaths that occurred due to explosions caused by cooking gas cylinders. The latest occurred last Sunday night (30th July), when a couple from Johor, was injured in a  cooking gas explosion. Following is...
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When to Toss Common Household Items

SPONGES It doesn’t take long for sponges to become a hotbed of bacteria. They can spread germs to your hands and then to your food. Or if you have a cut on your hand, bacteria can enter your body that way. Even if you boil or microwave your sponges after each use, scientists say it’s best to replace them once a week. PILLOWS Your nightly neck and head prop loses shape and firmness over time....
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‘The Malaysian Connection’ embarrassment

The Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) calls it a national embarrassment to Malaysia when the Australian Federal Police (AFP) intercepted a 336kg shipment of heroin worth RM795 million from Malaysia to Brisbane. The seizure was described as Australia’s “second largest bust on record”. Had the AFP not discovered the shipment, the 336kg would have destroyed the lives of thousands of...
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