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Consumer Protection Participates in (Family and Child Traffic Forum)

08/04/2019


The Department of Consumer Protection in Al Buraimi Governorate has recently participated in the Family and Child Traffic Forum which was organized by the Traffic Safety Committee of the Royal Court Affairs under the patronage of HE Ibrahim bin Saeed Al Busaidi, Governor of Buraimi.

 

 

The participation came within the framework of the attention given by the Authority to achieve traffic safety through the application of best international practices in the periodic inspection campaigns either on tire shops or repair vehicles and follow them effectively in coordination with the concerned authorities such as the Royal Oman Police.
The Authority participated in a section that included a number of publications and booklets of the Authority concerning the prohibition of tires used to reduce accidents resulting from them on the roads, in addition to the Consumer Protection Law and its executive regulations. It also introduced the awareness and educational efforts carried out by the Authority through all the media, video, audio and print on the importance of preventing the sale and circulation of used tires to provide a safe consumer environment. Visitors were also introduced to the importance of recalls in the detection of industrial defects, whether for vehicles or electrical appliances, in cooperation with the GSO and the Global Consumers Organization.
The corner also included the presentation of some original and counterfeit goods, in violation of specifications and standards and how to differentiate them in addition to receiving consumer complaints and suggestions. On the sidelines of the corner, an awareness section was allocated to young consumers.

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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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