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For the presence of impurities and unpleasant odors in water bottles OMR 600 fine against a company in Al-Dhahirah

07/06/2018


The inspectors of the Department of Consumer Protection in Al-Dhahirah Governorate managed to detect containers of water in violation of specifications and standards,

 

as it became clear that there are impurities and unpleasant odors in these containers. This is part of the efforts of the Consumer Protection Authority to ensure the application of laws and regulations related to the field of consumer protection.
The Department deceived a complaint from a consumer that there is a foul odor and impurities in one of the water bottles produced and distributed by one of the companies involved in the production and distribution of water bottles. Accordingly, the Department headed to the company's headquarters and collected random samples to be tested in a laboratory to verify the validity and safety of the water bottles. The result of the examination showed the presence of bacteria and some algae, which indicates that the product is not suitable for human consumption, thus endangering the health and safety of the consumer. Accordingly, a control record was issued for the company. An administrative fine of RO 600 was issued for selling a product that does not meet all health and safety conditions as stipulated in the laws and regulations, in accordance with Article 21 of the Executive Regulations of the Consumer Protection Law. It states that it is prohibited for the supplier to trade any goods or to provide any service before fulfilling all the health and safety requirements stipulated in the relevant laws, regulations and decisions, depending on the nature of each commodity or service, and obtaining licenses or approvals from the concerned parties.
The Public Authority for Consumer Protection calls upon all merchants and suppliers to abide by the provisions of the Consumer Protection Law and its executive regulations by verifying the validity of goods and products and freeing the product or service from any risks or deficiency that may harm the safety and health of the consumer or his money.

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 No one imagined that greed and deviousness would reach such a staggering level that thought exist only in movies and investigative drama shows , yet it became a stark reality when some merchants sought to make a profit on the account of health and safety of the young and adults alike utilizing the God-given intellect that they posses into destruction and evil instead of serving public good , the devious plan used ( Back to school ) season by carving holes inside books and hiding chewing tobacco inside in away from the inspectors notice targeting the younger generation with these destructive materials that effect the health , mind and safety of our kids .
 The Judicial officers noticed that consumers come very frequently to a specific shop during one of the inspection tours which raised their suspicions to strengthening the monitoring and follow up on that matter , students were spotted in the shop as well , the Officers expediently intervened to inspect the shop , the inspection did not reveal anything at first , however , the officers noticed a stack of books and decided to inspect it , surprisingly , they found more than 600 pouches of chewing tobacco on its way to be sold and distributed on consumers and students , the officers immediately issued a violation and referred the case to the General Prosecution to deal with the matter as per the Law


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