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"Consumer Protection" in Al-Dhahirah Governorate participates in the national campaign for family safety

06/01/2020

The Consumer Protection Department in Al-Dhahirah Governorate recently participated in the activities of the National Campaign for Family Safety organized by the Public Authority for Civil Defense and Ambulance in conjunction with the International Day of Civil Defense which carried the slogan (Together for Family Safety), within the framework of building bridges of cooperation with various institutions in the Sultanate to achieve everything that would Serves the community.

 

 

The management's participation was represented by an awareness pillar that included displaying samples of some counterfeit goods, in addition to providing a detailed explanation of the attendance about the damages and risks caused by these commodities, and introducing them to ways of distinguishing between what is original, counterfeit or adulterated, as well as introducing them to the steps of safe shopping that must be followed before purchasing any product or commodity represented by reading the listing and the components that it contains, and the production and expiration dates. Without neglecting their right to obtain purchase invoices to ensure their right to recovery and follow-up guarantees used for the product, as well as samples of products withdrawn from local markets and the measures taken regarding violators of these products were presented.

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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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