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For manipulating the amount of gas filled to a weight of up to 4 kg Barka Consumer Protection seizes a company involved in cooking gas bottling

26/11/2019

The Consumer Protection Department in Barka was able to control a company engaged in marketing gas products while cheating in filling gas cylinders by filling quantities less than the quantity approved by the specifications and standards.

 

The details of the seizure are due to the fact that the judicial control officers in the department, during the follow-up of commercial establishments and product inspections, were able to seize the gas cylinders filling company for filling short quantities of gas in the cylinders. This is contrary to the specifications and standards adopted, where the standard specifies the amount of gas required to fill each cylinders on the basis of their size, where the large volume is filled with a gas weighing (44) kg, while the cylinders of the average size are filled with (22) kg, and the cylinders of the small size are filled with quantity with (11) kg. All cylinders are used in the process of cooking.

 

The judicial control officers managed to control the company while filling the cylinders for one of the gas vending cars, where they weighed the cylinders after filling them and found them to be underweight. The percentage of the decrease in the weight of the gas filled with some cylinders amounted to (4) kilograms. While the ratio varied in the rest of the cylinders depending on the size. After verifying the fraud, the judicial officers began taking the necessary measures and issuing a seizure report. The Department has also started collecting evidence of the incident in preparation for referral to the Public Prosecution for the necessary action. 

 

For his part, Ahmed bin Saleh Al-Zadjali, Director of the Department, said that the company's actions are tantamount to presenting a counterfeit commodity to consumers as it is a violation of the Consumer Protection Law, according to the text of Article (7) on banning the circulation of counterfeit, corrupt, fake or unauthorized goods. Article (3) of the executive regulation of the law, stressing the importance of the commitment of suppliers to laws and regulations. In addition, he called on consumers to cooperate to report such practices in order to reach a reassuring and safe market.

 

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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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