MCI, a Control Plan Detected 8000 Counterfeit Commodities, Contrary to the Standard Specifications in Taif

18 Aug 2014
The Items Included Counterfeit Perfume, Electrical Materials and Mobile Chargers 
MCI Control Teams confiscated more than 8,000 counterfeit commodities, non-conforming with the Saudi Specification. The items were offered for sale in a number of shops in Taif, specialized in selling electrical appliances, building materials and mobile phones. That came after implementing a strict control plan to ensure the safety of the materials, to seize the goods which constitute a risk to the health and safety of the consumers and to respond to the consumers` notifications.  
The confiscated materials that were destroyed later on included: More than 1,500 items of electrical connections, plugs and mobiles chargers, non-conforming to the Standard Specification, 2,700 pieces of counterfeit women accessories for famous trademark, 250 items of air freshener, expired pesticides, 830 expired makeup items (eyeliner pens - nail polish), more than 2,200 counterfeit and anonymous perfume packets and 180 counterfeit heaters.   

MCI Inspection Teams monitored as well 50 violations for not putting a price tag on the goods. Some shops were violating the sale regulation. In addition, checking a number of petrol stations and doing the calibration for more than 120 petrol pumps, and closing four petrol stations for lack of calibration. 

The owners were summoned by MCI for investigation and taking the necessary statutory measures against them. 

This comes within the framework of the ongoing Control Rounds implemented by MCI on the shops and warehouses to ensure their regular work, and the absence of fraud and manipulation practices on the consumers, and to stop exploiting the demand for purchase in selling and marketing any adulterated or counterfeit goods.  

MCI emphasizes that it would not tolerate in imposing the legal penalties on violators and those involved in the practice of fraud, and all that puts the health and safety of consumers at risk.  

MCI calls on all the consumers to report their complaints and observations to the Notification Center in the Ministry on the phone No. 1900.
Last Modified 26 Dec 2018