Inspection Campaigns Continued on Polluted and Recycled Sponge Factories, MCI Shut down a Third Factory in Riyadh

20 Jan 2016
Labors Involved in Collecting Old and Discarded Mattresses from the Waste
MCI continues its inspection campaigns on the factories and warehouses of sponge products. Consequently, a violating sponge factory was shut down in Riyadh. The labors were detected using discarded and polluted sponge, collected from the waste and municipal dump, to manufacture mattresses, pillows and Arabian sofa. The site was shut down immediately with the confiscation of all quantities found, while those responsible were summoned for investigation and taking the legal procedures against them.
MCI inspectors raided the site located in Al Faisaliah quarter, south of Riyadh. During the inspection, it turned out that illegal labors were involved in collecting old and discarded mattresses from the waste and then they make the necessary upholstery, besides there was no industrial license, or a commercial registration, or even a license from Municipality to exercise such activity, in addition to the absence of any data on the final product, at the time the production hall contained an accommodation for the labors.
It is worth mentioning that MCI had announced earlier the seizure and confiscation of 10 thousand pieces of pillows and mattresses stuffed with recycled and polluted sponge at a warehouse south of Jeddah. The inspectors monitored the labors counterfeiting trademarks in order to cheat and mislead the consumers. MCI inspection teams shut down a second site using polluted & recycled sponge to manufacture mattresses in the same province. Those responsible were summoned by MCI for investigation and taking the legal procedures against them.
This comes within MCI on-going inspection tours on warehouses and commercial facilities, to verify their regular operations, and to ensure the absence of cheating and   manipulation practices on the consumers, and to eradicate the supply of counterfeit and substandard products in the market.
MCI will not hesitate to impose the legal penalties on offenders and those involved in the practice of fraud, and all that puts the health and safety of consumers at risk.

MCI calls on consumers to lodge their complaints and observations through the toll free number 1900, or through the application of a Commercial Notification.
Last Modified 26 Dec 2018