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‏"Consumer Protection" in Sahar participates in the Open Day at the vocational training center in Shinas

10/05/2017


‏The General Directorate for Consumer Protection in North Batinah Governorate participated in the open day of the Vocational Training Center in the Wilayat of Shinas, which was held under the patronage of Abdulqadir bin Salim bin Ali Al Balushi, Director General of the Industrial Zone in Sahar in the presence of a number of directors of government departments, in order to spread awareness and consumer culture among the members of society, and to achieve the community partnership contained in the mission and purpose of the Commission.       

 

                                                                                              
‏The exhibition included presentations of some of the goods that contravene the Consumer Protection Law, and presented a number of counterfeit, fake and non-conforming goods, standards and health requirements. It also included models of some types of expired and used tires to inform consumers on how to choose the most appropriate frame for their vehicles.                                                                                                   
‏During the exhibition, a variety of information about consumer protection were presented to the visitors, where they were introduced to misleading goods and methods of identification and avoidance during shopping, in addition to that, distribution of a number of publications to the consumer in order to educate consumers about their rights and duties were also took place.                                                                                                            

 

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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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