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THE PUBLIC PROSECUTION ORDERED TO FINE THE VIOLATORS OF THE CONSUMER PROTECTION LAW

23/07/2012

In the framework of the keenness of the Public Authority for Consumer Protection on the safety and health of consumers, the Public Prosecution has published four orders penalty, imposing the fines totaling four hundred RO against four defendants for violating the provisions of Article (8) of the Consumer Protection Law issued by Royal Decree No. 81 / 2002, with the lack of commitment to put goods' prices.

 

It should be noted that Article (8) of the law states as:

(The consumer has the right to correct information about the product he bought or used or the received service, and in all cases must be found visibly on the item information about the price, production and expiry date, the country of manufacture, the uses and qualities, the main components of the product, the degree of effectiveness, instructions for use and after-sales service, according to the type and nature of goods).

The Authority urges the traders and owners of commercial establishments to comply with the resolutions and laws passed by the public Authority for Consumer Protection.

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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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