MCI, a Truck Seized Distributing Contaminated Sponge Mattresses in Yanbu, Leads to Reveal a Warehouse in Jeddah Involved in Producing such Counterfeit Items

04 Jan 2016
Nine Thousand Pieces were seized before being distributed in the Markets
Within MCI campaigns to track and prosecute those involved in fraud and counterfeiting, a truck seized distributing contaminated sponge mattresses in Yanbu, leads to detect an illegal warehouse storing such counterfeit items in Jeddah. During raiding the site, it turned out that the labors were collecting used sponges and fabrics from the waste, and then to be used in re-dressing mattresses and pillows, claiming they are original, also forging the trademarks for that purpose, thus they intended to cheat and mislead the consumers. The warehouse was shut down by MCI, and those responsible were summoned for investigation and taking the legal procedures against them.

The details go back when MCI inspectors suspected a truck distributing sponge products in Yanbu. After checking the items, it turned out that they were counterfeited. The source of such items were traced, after the distributor had confessed that he brought them from Jeddah, the inspectors made the necessary investigation immediately, and then they raided and inspected the warehouse, where 10 thousand pieces of pillows and mattresses, stuffed with contaminated sponge, were seized.

MCI would like to emphasize that it will continue its inspection and control rounds on warehouses, factories and commercial institutions, to verify their regular works, and to ensure the absence of fraud and manipulation practices on consumers, and to stop exploiting the demand for purchase in selling and marketing any counterfeit or adulterated commodities.

MCI stresses that it will not tolerate in imposing the legal penalties on the offenders and those involved in the practice of fraud, and all that put the health and safety of consumers at risk.

The Ministry calls on all the consumers to report their complaints and observations through the toll free number 1900, or through the application of a Commercial Notification.
Last Modified 25 Dec 2018