​Almost 4,000 defective products recalled in Oman every week this year

Energy Sunday 16/July/2017 10:17 AM
By: Times News Service
​Almost 4,000 defective products recalled in Oman every week this year

Muscat: More than 89,000 defective products have been recalled since the beginning of the year, according to a report by the Public Authority for Consumer Protection (PACP).

"The PACP carried out five re-call campaigns for 89,313 defective products during the first half of 2017," the statement read.

According to the authority, the re-calls were in cooperation with a number of companies and institutions due to error or improvements in the products that have been identified by the PACP's Directorate General of Consumer Services and Market Control.

Hamood Al Jabri, General Manager of the PACP, stated that Al Jabri that the re-calls come in accordance with the provisions of article 27 of the Consumer Protection Law.

"Once the supplier has determined that there is a defect in the product or service that would harm the consumer or his money by stopping the circulation of the goods or services, the product must removed from the market immediately," Al Jabri said.

The GM stated the authority's willingness to continue conducting reviews of products and services in the country's market, based on protecting the rights of consumers in line with quality and safety standards.

According to the report, the recalled items include 236 power tools, 6234 electrical pumps as well as over 82,000 red milk cartons.