Singapore 

Four Singapore Airlines A380 planes to be inspected after safety agency alert, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Four of Singapore Airlines’ (SIA) Airbus A380 planes will have to be inspected after an aviation safety agency issued an alert about cracks in a part of the wing in the early models of the planes. Last Friday (July 5), the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (Easa) proposed an airworthiness directive on the issue, following reports of cracks in the wing outer rear spar in wing box assemblies made between 2004 and 2006. The spar, a long beam that runs from the aircraft body to the tip of…

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Singapore 

HSA issues alert on ‘weight loss’ products after woman suffers severe heart failure, Health, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) has raised the alert on four health products, including three marketed for weight loss, after five consumers reported adverse reactions to them, including one woman who now has severe heart failure. The products were tested by the HSA and found to contain undeclared potent medicinal ingredients. BB Body, Bello Smaze and Choco Fit contained sibutramine, a banned substance for weight loss. Seahorse Chop Du Zhong Ba Ji Wan had dexamethasone, a potent steroid that was fraudulently added into the product, as well as…

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Singapore 

Scoot flight makes emergency landing in Chennai after smoke alert, Singapore, Travel News

SINGAPORE – A Scoot flight made an emergency landing in Chennai, India on Monday (May 20) after pilots were alerted to a possible fire in the cargo area. Flight TR567 was en route from Tiruchirappalli to Singapore when the cargo smoke warning trigger was activated more than an hour into the flight which departed at about 1.30am local time. Confirming the incident, a Scoot spokesman told The Straits Times that the Airbus A-320 was carrying 165 passengers and six crew. The pilots declared an emergency and the flight was diverted…

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Singapore 

DPM Heng Swee Keat raises alert on fake online reports using his name, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat has warned the public against false reports that have been circulating online using his name. Mr Heng said in a Facebook post on Friday (May 17) that he had noticed “many fraudulent reports with misleading comments” attributed to him. “One even claimed that I invested in a new company,” said Mr Heng, who is also Finance Minister. “These are untrue.” His Facebook post was accompanied by a photo of a news article purportedly from CNN, with the headline: “Minister of Finance Heng…

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Singapore 

Series of ‘China official’ scams where victims transfer money using bitcoin machines prompts police alert, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Do not fall for scammers who impersonate officials from China and ask victims to transfer money using bitcoin machines, said the police in a fresh alert on Saturday (April 27). This comes hot on the heels of recent cases of such scams, and after scam alert posters beside a bitcoin machine were torn down, according to a police statement. Police were alerted to the case of vandalism at Tampines One mall on April 18 and officers from Bedok Police Division investigated the matter. They found that a 45-year-old…

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Singapore 

AVA issues alert on batch of Australia’s Chobani yoghurt due to almond allergen, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) on Saturday (March 30) issued an alert on Australia’s Chobani brand Almond Coco Loco Yoghurt for containing an undeclared allergen, which is almond. The affected product is the 140g Almond Coco Loco Yoghurt with a best before date of April 23, 2019. The move comes after the Australian government’s Department of Agriculture and Water Resources recalled a batch of the yoghurt recently. A statement on the Food Standards Australia New Zealand website said the affected yoghurt had incorrect packaging. Yoghurt…

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China 

Big companies on alert in countdown to China’s consumer rights TV show

China is gearing up to skewer companies it accuses of treating consumers badly in a yearly event that has previously named and shamed firms from Apple to Nike.State-run China Central Television (CCTV) will on Friday evening broadcast its annual consumer rights show, similar to CBS network’s 60 Minutes in the United States, that tends to be a mix of undercover reports and song-and-dance routine.Known as “315”, in reference to global consumer rights day on March 15, the show is usually greeted… Source link

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Singapore 

Woman jailed 6 months for failing to alert police about boyfriend’s sexual abuse of her daughter, Singapore News

As a mother, she was supposed to protect her young daughter from sexual predators. However, the cook turned a blind eye to her live-in boyfriend sexually abusing the child, despite having reasons to believe that he was raping her. Even though the girl had told her mother that the man had done “sexual things” to her, the woman did not stop him from showering with the girl on multiple occasions. As a result, the former taxi driver – who was married at the time – sexually abused the child from…

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Singapore 

HSA issues alert on 5 cosmetic creams with very high levels of mercury and potent undeclared ingredients, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – It promised to give users “white, fluffy, glowing skin” and claimed to be made from “100 per cent natural ingredients”, but in fact contained mercury levels that were more than 40,000 times over the permissible limits. Deeja Cosmetic Wrinkle cream is one of five cosmetic creams which the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) has issued an alert about on Thursday (Jan 31). The four other creams HSA has advised consumers not to purchase or use are Deeja Cosmetic Sun cream, Deeja Cosmetic Dream cream, RDL Babyface Whitening Cream Night…

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