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Expired tires seized in Rustaq

31/01/2019



The Department of Consumer Protection in Al-Batinah Governorate (Al Rustaq) carried out an inspection campaign for tire shops for a number of stores located within the geographical scope of the department. The campaign aimed to ensure the validity of the tires offered for sale, and in the interest of the Public Authority for Consumer Protection in maintaining consumer safety and life.

 

 

The campaign also comes in order to ensure that the suppliers comply with the decision No. 246/2014 which prohibits the sale, marketing, display and distribution of used tires of all types and sizes. Article (2) prohibits the sale, marketing, display and distribution of unused tires that have been in production for 24 months for passenger cars, buses and light trucks, and 30 months for heavy trucks. As a result of the campaign, a number of institutions were found to be in violation of the decision. The inspectors issued two violations against two institutions along with the confiscation of 44 tires. It was found that the validity of some of them due to the week 17 of 2016, and the first week and the second of 2017. Measures have been taken to destroy them.
The Public Authority for Consumer Protection notes the need to comply with the decisions issued by the Authority and to work to ensure the health and safety of consumers and to provide a safe consumer environment.

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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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