The continued inspection campaigns of MCI teams have detected four tire retreading factories in Jeddah, having violations in production that may threaten the safety of the consumers, where they have been closed immediately , namely: The Branch of the General Company for Tire Retreading Ltd, The Modern Tire Retreading Factory, Al Jawad Factory for Tire Retreading and Treatment , Al Howail Factory for Tires Retreading , more than 2,500 tires had been confiscated , and the owners were summoned for investigation and taking legal procedures against them.
The violations in production detected in the four factories included: storage of recyclable tires with damaged ones that can not be recycled , poor storage of finished products where they are stored at random way and under the sun , the products do not comply with the Saudi Standards and specifications , in addition to the presence of some remarks in the production hall such as the lack of adequate lighting, the lack of organization and arrangement and the lack of safety systems for the plant and the workers .
The closing of factories comes as a continuation of the intensive campaign implemented by MCI in close collaboration with the Saudi Standards, Specifications and Quality Authority for Controlling all tires retreading factories in various regions of the Kingdom , to protect the consumers from the dangers of their products which may cause many fatal accidents to their users (God forbid) .
The MCI campaign started by closing two factories in Riyadh , Al Howail Factory for Tires Retreading, and Tires Renewing Factory , Rayman factory for Tires Retreading in Zulfi , in addition to the three plants in the Eastern Region , Abdul Rahman Rashed Al Rashed Factory for Tires Retreading and Al Juffali & Brothers Factory for Tires Retreading in Dammam , and the General Company's factory for Tire Retreading Ltd. , and Tire Solutions Factory for the Production of Tires in Khobar .
The Ministry said at that time that the tours included conducting performance tests, make sure of applying the correct ways to store recyclable tires and ensure they do not exist at the sites of damaged ones, check the quality of keeping the finished products , the availability of safety systems for the factory and the workers , the quality of adequate lighting , organization and arrangement, explanatory statements on the product and indication of origin.
It is worth mentioning that the retreading factories specialize only in recycling and renewal of truck tires, where the transportation companies make contract with those factories in this regard , the factories undertake not to recycle any tire that can not be renovated , along with the compliance with the specifications and standards that must be met when doing the renewal , and conducting the necessary tests on the retreaded tires to make sure of their safety.
This comes in line with the efforts of MCI during the last period in the seizure and confiscation of used and adulterated tires that are not conforming with the Saudi standards and specifications from the markets and shops in various parts of the Kingdom in order to eliminate the counterfeit tires and to protect the consumers from their harm .
MCI emphasizes that it will apply the legal penalties on all the factories involved in the production of adulterated or counterfeit goods that may cause danger to the lives of consumers , and it will not tolerate with the shops and commercial markets that promote such goods.
MCI calls on all consumers to report cases of fraud and counterfeiting through the Report Center in the Ministry on the phone No. 800 124 1616.