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PACP withdraws melamine ware from market for containing formaldehyde


HE Dr. Said bin Khamis al Kaabi, the Chairman of the Public Authority for Consumer Protection has issued on July 18th 2012 a decree no. 404/2012. The first article of the four-article decree prohibits marketing and distributing melamine ware produced in Taiwan for containing formaldehyde. The second article provides for the withdrawal of the above mentioned products from all local markets for the sake of keeping public health safe. The third article provides for the punishment of whoever violates this decree according to the article no. 21 of the Consumer Protection Law. The fourth article provides for enacting the decree from the date of issue.


This action has been built on the Royal Decrees no. 26/2011 on establishing the Public Authority for Consumer Protection, no. 53/2011 on promulgating the law of the Public Authority for Consumer Protection and no. 81/2002 on the Consumer Protection Law; in addition to the PACP’s decree no. 49/2007 on the regulations under the Consumer Protection Law and the letter send to PACP from the Department of Specification and Standards, the Directorate General of Commerce and Industry in the Governorate of Dhofar on July 9th 2012. PACP doesn’t spare efforts to keep the safety and health of consumer.


 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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