Abu Dhabi recalls unsafe electrical appliances
Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council recalls 2,363 products in 21 categories following inspection campaigns
The Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC) has recalled 2,363 unsafe products in 21 categories, including electrical appliances, toys, cosmetics and cigarettes and tobacco products.
The Council, which is responsible for developing quality infrastructure within the emirate, carried out inspection campaigns on controlled products where inspectors examined a total of 36,291 products from 852 establishments.
Following the results, suppliers voluntarily withdrew products that failed to meet relevant safety and quality requirements.
As part of the inspection, a number of air conditioners, refrigerators, washing machines, televisions and cooking equipment were all recalled. The relevant quality and safety requirements is that all electrical appliances must be fitted with a 3-pin plug, which is in accordance with the ECAS certificate issued by the Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA).
The campaign also examined 12,038 toys for the correct GSO Conformity Marking and inspected 10,844 tobacco products ensuring packs carried graphic images illustrating the risks of smoking as well as required statutory warnings.
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 also noted that QCC inspectors routinely monitor Abu Dhabi markets to ensure that recalled products are not offered on sale using the Manaa product recall system. He urged consumers to register on Manaa and follow QCC's social media channels to receive the latest news and updates on recalled products from the emirate's markets.