The Public Authority for Consumer Protection has arrested expat workers who used old wooden waste to make furniture and fined them OMR400.
The PACP Directorate in North Al Batinah arrested these workers who would manufacture and upholster furniture at a farm in Sohar, passing it off as being made in two furniture manufacturing workshops. The old, unhealthy materials would then be sold to customers.
"The two workshops work separately to use materials such as wood and sponges in an unsanitary work environment located near animal pens. This leads to the manufacture of products that lack health standards and harm the health of the consumer.” - Public Authority for Consumer Protection