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"Consumer Protection" participates in the "Responsible Citizen" summer program in North Sharqiyah

17/07/2019



The Department of Consumer Protection in North Sharqiyah has participated in the activities of the summer program "Responsible Citizen Summer" for the students of Abu Al-Aas bin Al-Rabee School for Basic Education (12-5), based on the Department's keenness on educating consumers and promoting their healthy consumer culture.

 

 

The Department participated in an awareness exhibition on "Consumer Awareness" which included the display of samples of seized goods, whether forged, expired or imitated, which were withdrawn from the market. It also included the presentation and distribution of a number of publications related to the definition of consumer rights, including the right to know, in addition to the right to obtain an invoice in Arabic and other rights. It also includes the definition of the guidelines that should be followed by the consumer during the purchase as a check before the purchase, and check the date of validity, and the contents, advertisements and accompanying disinformation to the consumer.

 

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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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