STC Chairman Tom Tang and Secretary for Transport and Housing, Frank Chan, join celebrity guest Maria Cordero to promote product safety STC (Hong Kong Standards and Testing Centre), the first not-for-profit testing, inspection and certification organization established in Hong Kong, held the latest annual Product Safety Carnival cum Hong Kong Safety Mark and “STC tested” Mark Certificate Award Ceremony today at Domain Mall in Yau Tong. This year’s Ceremony was officiated by Secretary for Transport and Housing, Mr. Frank Chan, JP, who presented Hong Kong Safety Mark and "STC tested" Mark certificates to a number of notable enterprises. Chairman of STC, Tom Tang, JP, announced the appointment of popular entertainer Maria Cordero as this year's Product Safety Ambassador. In addition to sharing tips of being a smart consumer, she effortlessly brought cheers to the guests and audiences with her amazing performance of a couple of classic numbers. Aside from awarding certificates, the Ceremony was the highlight of a 3-day event that brought businesses and consumers together with sales booths offering certified products. In a bid to make product safety education more enjoyable, the event also featured a free photo booth offering a variety of funny props, in addition to a game booth manned by the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department (EMSD). With a history of more than 50 years, STC, as a not-for-profit, independent testing and inspection organization, spares no effort in promoting the importance of product safety to different levels of the community and enhancing the development of the testing and inspection industry. Over the years, STC has been upholding the safety standards of food and household products by launching various product certification programmes in line with the latest safety standards such as Hong Kong Safety Mark and “STC tested” Mark. STC has expanded its certification services by launching the Hong Kong Excellent Service Certificate Mark, which helps citizens to identify customer-friendly merchants; STC’s Hong Kong ECO Mark and Made in Hong Kong Certification Scheme also aim at protecting consumer rights in multiple areas. Tang stressed that STC would continue to collaborate with the Government and the Industrial sector to protect the interests of consumers by upholding the high standards of product and food safety in Hong Kong, creating through the various STC certification programmes a quality living environment.