Outlets selling counterfeit printer ink fined

February 10, 2013 - 2:28:35 am

DOHA: The Consumer Protection Department (CPD) of the Ministry of Business and Trade has slapped fines on several computer shops that were found selling counterfeit 

printer ink.

The Department said yesterday that the shops were selling counterfeit printer ink as a branded product. The fraud was detected during surprise raids conducted by the Department recently. The erring traders were referred to the security departments concerned for 

further action.

In a similar crackdown, the CPD recently seized about 50,000 substandard and counterfeit electronics products from a warehouse in the Industrial Area belonging to a leading company.

According to the consumer protection law No 8 of 2008, suppliers are required to display the brand and components of a product on the case or the box in a visible manner, the Department said in a statement yesterday.

Information regarding the possible health risks of using the product must be printed on the case to protect the consumers. The law also forbids false 

advertising. The Peninsula