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DOHA: In a major crackdown, the Consumer Protection Department (CPD) at the Ministry of Business and Trade seized about 50,000 substandard electrical products from a warehouse in the Industrial Area.
The seized products included electric cables, exhaust fans, circuit breakers and electric boards, among other items.
The substandard and counterfeit products were found at a warehouse in the Industrial Area belonging to a leading company, during a raid conducted by the department recently.
CPD director Sheikh Jassim bin Jabor Al Thani said the products were confiscated because they didn’t meet Qatari standards and specifications. Necessary legal action will be taken against such violations of the law, he added.
“We will not spare any efforts to stop such substandard products entering the local market, because they pose a serious threat to public health and safety,” said Al Thani.
He urged buyers to ensure the quality of electrical products and other goods by looking at the contents of packages and the product specifications.
He also urged people to keep the purchase bills with them, to be used as proof if any defects are found in the products at a later stage.
The latest crackdown was one of the biggest after the authorities imposed stricter regulations for import and sale of several electrical products.