MCI closed a factory in Riyadh producing poor electrical connections, not complying with the Saudi Standards and Specifications. This was after the sample test had proved that they were unfit to be used. The MCI Inspection Team confiscated about 50 thousand pieces due to the risk to the safety of the consumers. Those involved had been summoned for investigation and taking the legal procedures against them.
MCI Inspection Teams had detected the above mentioned factory in Riyadh and monitored a number of violations that do not comply with the articles of the Consolidated Industrial Organization notably: packaging the final product within the "canvas bags", overlapping the final product with raw materials, in addition to the poor ventilation inside the site, lack of organization and arrangement, as well as having labors accommodation inside the plant containing ovens, refrigerators and gas cylinders.
It is worth mentioning that MCI had recently implemented comprehensive campaigns on factories, warehouses and markets through its branches in the regions of the Kingdom to confiscate counterfeit electrical parts. Large quantities were seized and destroyed with the closure of the violated shops, and applying the regulations against those involved.
The Ministry aims, through its campaign, to limit the sale of fraud and counterfeit electrical and electronic appliances, which represent a serious risk to the life of the consumer, and to detect the fraud methods which are used in this regard.
MCI also stresses that it will not tolerate with those marketing fake or counterfeit goods, particularly that threaten the health and safety of the consumer, and it will apply the necessary legal procedures against the violators.
MCI calls on all the consumers to report cases of fraud and counterfeiting through the Report Center in the Ministry on the phone number 1900.