Thousands of toys and cosmetics recalled in Abu Dhabi

The campaign also targeted such electrical appliances as air conditioners, refrigerators and TVs
By Staff Writer
Sun 09 Jul 2017 03:28 PM

Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC) on Sunday announced the recall of 2,363 products in 21 categories, including toys, electrical appliances, cosmetics, cigarettes and tobacco products.

The recall was an outcome of the inspection campaigns on controlled products carried out in the first half of 2017, during which QCC inspectors examined a total of 36,291 products from 852 establishments.

Following the results of the inspection campaigns, suppliers of the products voluntarily withdrew those that failed to meet relevant safety and quality requirements.

Sultan Al Mehairi, director of information service and engagement at QCC, said: “QCC keeps a close tab on all commercial activities in Abu Dhabi through carrying out routine and surprise market inspections to ensure that all traders and suppliers adhere to the relevant safety and quality regulations.

“Such inspections demonstrate our continued commitment to enhancing awareness of our quality and conformity requirements especially for controlled products.”

Al Mehairi added: “With regard to toys, for instance, our inspectors issue warnings to outlets retailing non-compliant toys. We ask them to take corrective measures to ensure they comply with specified standards and requirements before allowing them to resume the sale of such products.”

As part of the inspection drive, 12,038 toys from 319 establishments were examined including cotton toys, water toys, puzzles, audio, video and motor games, colouring toys, handicrafts, disguises and masks. Inspectors examined the toys for the GSO conformity marking and other relevant details and warning information.

The campaign also targeted electrical appliances including air conditioners, refrigerators, washing machines, televisions, cooking equipment such as water boilers, frying machines, grills and ovens as well as personal care products such as razors, among others.

A total of 13,409 products from 224 establishments were checked, which included 10,844 tobacco products from 309 establishments.

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