Company shut for selling fake fire extinguishers
December 11 2017 10:04 PM
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A counterfeit fire extinguisher seized during an inspection. At right, MEC inspectors examine counterfeit fire extinguishers at the company's warehouse.

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The Ministry of Economy and Commerce (MEC) has shut down a company in Salwa Road and its warehouse in Al-Sailiya for one month over the display and sale of 5,005 counterfeit fire extinguishers bearing international trademark.
The campaign comes within the framework of the MEC’s efforts to monitor markets and economic activity across the country in a bid to crack down on price manipulation, violations, counterfeit goods and substandard products.
As many as 2,749 and 2,256 counterfeit fire extinguishers were seized at the company’s headquarters and warehouse, respectively. The company and its warehouse were closed for a month for violating article 7 of law number 8 of 2008. Article 7 compels suppliers to clearly display on the product’s package the type and nature of the item as well as other relevant data in line with the law’s implementing regulations. 
The law also prohibits the display of fraudulent descriptions, advertisements and misleading statements.
The administrative closure decision was published on the ministry’s website. The ministry stressed it will not tolerate any violations of Consumer Protection Law and its regulations and intensify its inspection campaigns to crack down on violations. The ministry said it will refer those who violate laws and ministerial decrees to competent authorities, who will in turn take appropriate action against perpetrators in order to protect consumer rights.
The MEC has urged all customers to report any violations to its Consumer Protection and Anti-Commercial Fraud Department through the following channels: Call centre: 16001, e-mail: [email protected], Twitter: @MEC_Qatar, Instagram: MEC_Qatar, MEC mobile app for Android and IOS: MEC_Qatar



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