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Musandam Governorate: field inspection campaign on tire shops in Khasab, in cooperation with the Commerce and Industry Department

23/10/2017

The Consumer Protection Department in Kasab, in cooperation with the Commerce and Industry Department as represented by standards and specifications center, has recently conducted a field inspection campaign on tire shops in the wilayat in its awareness program to promote safe consumer culture in the various segments of the community.

 

The campaign aimed at checking the tires safety and compliance with all the approved standards and specifications as stipulated in the Tires Control Bylaws and to provide safety and security for consumers to mitigate the traffic accidents caused by used and expired tires.
The Head of the Department, Mr. Talal Ahmed Al-Shihi, stated that these inspection campaigns consolidate the efforts and expertise among government institutions, and contribute towards a safe consumer environment, to guarantee the protection of the consumers from all types of commercial fraud and violations of the approved Omani standard specifications.

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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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