Shop in Dhank fined RO2,000 for sell­ing old tyres as new

Muscat Daily - - NATION -

The Pub­lic Au­thor­ity for Con­sumer Pro­tec­tion (PACP) has said the Court of First In­stance in Dhank, Dhahi­rah gover­norate re­cently ruled against a com­mer­cial es­tab­lish­ment that sold coun­ter­feit goods. The court fined the firm RO2,000 and or­dered con­fis­ca­tion of fake tyres.

An of­fi­cial source at PACP said, “The Di­rec­torate of Con­sumer Pro­tec­tion in Dhahi­rah had re­ceived a re­port about a shop sell­ing old tyres as new ones af­ter tam­per­ing with their pro­duc­tion dates. The tyres were in un­us­able con­di­tion even be­fore they were tam­pered with.”

The of­fi­cial said that PACP of­fi­cials vis­ited the shop and checked the tyres. “Af­ter in­spec­tion, it was found that the man­u­fac­tur­ing dates were tam­pered with and the thick­ness of the rub­ber was not as per ap­proved stan­dards.”

PACP urges sup­pli­ers to ad­here to trans­parency as well as pro­vide con­sumers with cor­rect in­for­ma­tion about the goods or ser­vices in a man­ner that guar­an­tees their safety in or­der to avoid le­gal ac­count­abil­ity.

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