Abu Dhabi orders recall of 32 consumer products in Q1

Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council reveals impact of more than 16,500 inspections during first quarter of 2019
Abu Dhabi orders recall of 32 consumer products in Q1
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By Sam Bridge
Mon 15 Apr 2019 02:06 PM

Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC) has announced that it recalled 32 products with a total of 4,120 units that failed to meet safety requiresments during the first quarter of 2019.

The authority added that it took corrective action on six products with a total of 2,108 units, without giving further details.

The entity said that during the quarter, 16,524 samples of various controlled products were inspected, including toys, electrical appliances, tires, tobacco products and household cleaning products.

As part of its continuing efforts to provide a safer and fairer retail market in Abu Dhabi, QCC also verified the accuracy of 2,900 legal measuring instruments and the accuracy of packaged quantity labeling for 5,752 pre-packaged units of 179 food products from factories, suppliers and markets.

The verified legal measuring instruments included retail scales, jewelry and precious metal scales, oud and Arabian perfume scales, weighing platforms, trade shipping scales, and fuel-pump meters at Adnoc Distribution service stations.

All non-compliant measurement scales were withdrawn from use until maintenance and re-verification took place, QCC said.

Khalaf Al Mazrouei, executive director of Consumer and Market Services at QCC, said: “QCC works to establish transparency within the Abu Dhabi market and takes into account the interests of both consumers and vendors."

The Q1 inspections carried out also included checks on various home electronic appliances such as air conditioners, refrigerators and washing machines, kitchen appliances including electric kettles, deep fryers, grills and ovens, as well as personal care products such as electric shavers.

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