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PACP withdraws melamine ware from market for containing formaldehyde
PACP withdraws melamine ware from market for containing formaldehyde

HE Dr. Said bin Khamis al Kaabi, the Chairman of the Public Authority for Consumer Protection has issued on July 18th 2012 a decree no. 404/2012. The first article of the four-article decree prohibits marketing and distributing melamine ware produced in Taiwan for containing formaldehyde. The second article provides for the withdrawal of the above mentioned products from all local markets for the sake of keeping public health safe. The third article provides for the punishment of whoever violates this decree according to the article no. 21 of the Consumer Protection Law. The fourth article provides for enacting the decree from the date of issue.

24/07/2012

THE PUBLIC PROSECUTION ORDERED TO FINE THE VIOLATORS OF THE CONSUMER PROTECTION LAW
THE PUBLIC PROSECUTION ORDERED TO FINE THE VIOLATORS OF THE CONSUMER PROTECTION LAW

In the framework of the keenness of the Public Authority for Consumer Protection on the safety and health of consumers, the Public Prosecution has published four orders penalty, imposing the fines totaling four hundred RO against four defendants for violating the provisions of Article (8) of the Consumer Protection Law issued by Royal Decree No. 81 / 2002, with the lack of commitment to put goods' prices.

23/07/2012

PACP seizes 271 expired herbal products
PACP seizes 271 expired herbal products

The Administration of Public Authority for Consumer Protection (PACP) in the Governorate of al Dakhlia has seized 271 expired goods and products of cosmetic plant and medical natural herbs offered for sale.

16/07/2012

70 bottles of liquor hidden in women’s clothing
70 bottles of liquor hidden in women’s clothing

During periodic inspections, the Public Authority for Consumer Protection (PACP) represented at its judicial seizer officials, has seized an Asian seller works for a women’s clothing shop in al Khuwair promoting and selling liquor.

15/07/2012

PACP recovered more than RO 200,000 for consumers
PACP recovered more than RO 200,000 for consumers

Within the efforts done by the Public Authority for Consumer Protection for the settlement of disputes and resolution of complaints reported to the cabinet of the authority or to the different administrations all over the Sultanate, PACP has succeeded in finishing many settlements for the sake of consumer who submitted complaints regarding to variety of issues between them and sellers and companies operating in Oman.

15/07/2012

PACP calls for more competitive market
PACP calls for more competitive market

Within efforts done by Public Authority for Consumer Protection (PACP) to control prices of goods and services and regulate the local market in order to reduce counterfeit goods and products in addition to these goods that damage health, safety and environment; and through the continual communication of PACP with companies and corporates in the Sultanate to achieve these goals and aims, Mohsen Haider Darwish Group (MHDG) has stepped a bold, pioneering and unprecedented step recently. MHDG, after consultations with PACP, has reduced the prices of spare parts for all vehicles that the group is its sole agent and distributer in the Sultanate, by 35%.

09/07/2012

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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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