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To manipulate the weights of goods "Consumer Protection" in Muscat refers a violator to the Public Prosecution

05/11/2019

The Public Consumer Protection Authority has recently seized a store that manipulates the weight of goods, which is contrary to the Consumer Protection Law of Royal Decree No. 66/2014, in accordance with articles (1920) of the Law. 

 

 

Concerning the facts of the case, The Public Authority received a complaint from a consumer who stated that he purchased a garlic package, which is weight 800 grams and cost one riyal price, but when weighed by the balance in the shop, there was a difference in weight from what was declared. Accordingly, the Authority took all necessary measures as the balance in the shop was confirmed and it became clear that it had gone beyond the end of the calibration period and that it was not renewed from the authorities, and that when weighing the garlic package on the electronic authority balance, it was clear that there was a difference in the weight of several samples taken. This is contrary to articles 19 and 20 of the Consumer Protection Law, in light of this, ‎Court record has been edited and the file has been referred to the public prosecution to complete the procedure.

 

The Authority calls upon consumers to report any practice suspected of causing harm to the health and safety and funds of the consumer, directly or indirectly and emphasizes to providers the importance of complying with consumer protection laws and regulations in order to avoid legal accountability.

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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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