A Truck, Loaded with Large Quantities of such Items, was Seized before being Distributed in the Markets
MCI continued its inspection campaigns on sponge plants and warehouses, resulted in the closure of a second violating warehouse in Jeddah. The labors there used to collect contaminated sponge from waste containers and municipal dump, and then they made the necessary upholstery and wrapping, finally a fake trademark was placed to delude and mislead the customers. All the counterfeit quantities were seized, since they pose a risk on the safety of consumers, while those responsible were summoned by MCI for investigation and taking the legal procedures against them.
MCI inspection teams raided the said warehouse, located south of Jeddah, in cooperation and coordination with the Security Authorities, where it turned out the involvement of illegal labors in collecting old and damaged mattresses, then they made upholstery and wrapping with new fabrics, after that they placed unregistered trademarks, such as "Sleep Jowhar" , "Star Dream" and "Super Mark".
During the inspection process, MCI inspectors also seized an Isuzu truck, loaded with 300 mattresses, prepared to be distributed in the market. The seizures included 500 mattresses ready for sale, as well as 350 old ones, besides some machinery used for sewing the mattresses and fabrics.
MCI had announced earlier seizing and confiscating 10 thousand pieces of pillows and mattresses stuffed with contaminated sponge in a warehouse south of Jeddah. The labors were involved in forging some trademarks in order to cheat and mislead the consumers. That offending warehouse was shut down by MCI, and the legal procedures were taken against those involved.
This comes within MCI inspection tours on warehouses and commercial institutions, to verify their regular works, and to ensure the absence of counterfeiting or manipulation practices on consumers, and to prevent exploiting the demand for purchase in selling and marketing any counterfeit and fake goods.
MCI confirms that it will not tolerate in imposing the legal penalties on offenders and those involved in the practice of fraud and manipulation, and all that put the health and safety of consumers at risk.
MCI would like all consumers to report their complaints and observations through the toll free number 1900, or through the application of a Commercial Notification.