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A fine of (2000) OR against a commercial organization in the phenomenon for selling fake and unusable tires.

24/12/2019

The Primary  Court in Dhank Province recently issued a court ruling condemning one of the commercial establishments for trading a commodity before fulfilling the health and safety conditions, trading counterfeit goods and not notifying consumers who purchased the commodity about the defects in it as soon as it was discovered, and ruled a fine of (2000) Omani riyals with the confiscation of tires.

 

 

The facts of the case are summarized by the Consumer Protection Department in Al-Dhahirah Governorate receiving a set of reports about the sale of some stores by new shops whose dates of production have been tampered with, in addition to being unfit for use due to some defect. Accordingly, the judicial arrest commissioners immediately moved to the shops and inspected the tires, and then a set of tires was made to ensure that they conform to the standard specifications and are suitable for use.  After examination and inspection, it was revealed that data and numbers were stamped onto the sides of the tires in a traditional way. There is also a weakness in the thickness of the rubber material used, in addition to the poor quality of manufacture.  According to the expert’s report, the case file was referred to the Public Prosecutor, who in turn investigated it and referred it to the competent court that issued the aforementioned ruling. 

. The Public Authority for Consumer Protection calls upon suppliers to adhere to transparency and credibility, as well as to provide the consumer with correct and sufficient information about the good or service provided to him in a manner that guarantees his health and safety in order to avoid legal question.

 

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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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