MCI Continues its Campaign on Contaminated Sponge Products by Closing the Third plant

17 Dec 2018
​The Plant without a License and the Labors are making Arabian Seating by using Materials from the Containers
MCI continued its inspection campaign on warehouses and factories producing sponge, where the third plant was closed in Al Faisaliah area, southern of Riyadh. This plant is recycling  contaminated sponge and bad clothing after collecting them from the containers and the municipal dump for producing various types of Arabian seating and pillows, where it was immediately closed and those involved were summoned for investigation and application of the legal procedures.
The details go back when the MCI inspection teams had suspected the above mentioned plant and when they entered there, they found large quantities of contaminated sponge, and the labors were manufacturing furniture and cushions from such items, in addition to that the plant did not have an industrial license or official documents, and they put an external sign bearing different activity, besides the production hall included a kitchen and housing for labors.
During the raid with the participation of the security authorities, it had been turned out that the labors who were present there did not have official I.D., and a number of them fled from the site during the inspection.
It is worth mentioning that MCI announced during the last few days that the Inspection Teams discovered during a raid south of Riyadh a warehouse located in Al Faisaliah area run by foreign  labors who used to collect old sponge and cotton from the houses containers and municipal dump, and re- outfitted them to produce different sizes of pillows bearing  Turkish and USA brands to be marketed as new and imported items. Large quantities were confiscated inside the plant which had been closed later on. Legal procedures had been taken against the violators and the labors were referred to the concerned authorities.
MCI had announced the closure of the second plant which used the waste compressed sponge to produce mattresses and pillows bearing fake medical allegations with forged guarantee on the products. That plant located south of Riyadh. It had been turned out by the raid that the plant did not have an external sign to show the name and the activity.
MCI emphasizes that it will continue the Inspection rounds on warehouses, factories and commercial institutions, to ensure their regular work, and the absence of fraud practices and manipulation on consumers, and to stop exploiting the demand for purchase in selling and marketing of any counterfeit or adulterated goods.
MCI also stresses that it will not tolerate in applying the legal penalties on violators and those involved in the practice of fraud, and all that put the health and safety of consumers at risk.
MCI calls on all the consumers to report their complaints and observations to the Report Center  in the Ministry on the phone No. 800 124 1616.
Last Modified 25 Dec 2018