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Consumer Protection in North Sharqiyah Participates in “Our Summer, More Beautiful” Program

04/08/2019


The Department of Consumer Protection in North Sharqiyah has recently participated in the summer program “Our Summer, More Beautiful” organized by the Omani Women Association in Al-Qabil.

 

 

The Department participated in an awareness exhibition that included samples of seized goods, whether counterfeit, expired or imitation goods, which were withdrawn from the market. The rights of the consumer, such as the right to education, the right to listen to opinions, the right to safety, the right to know, the right to choose the product, the right to satisfy basic needs, the right to compensation, the right to live in a healthy environment and the provision of an invoice in Arabic were also presented. The consumer's duties such as checking the item before purchasing, checking the validity date, and its contents, and being careful when receiving advertisements to avoid misleading the consumer, were also defined.

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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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