A factory in Ajman caught manufacturing fake masks.
PHOTO BY AJMAN POLICE
AJMAN – Two factories in Ajman caught manufacturing fake masks have been shut down after an inspection campaign by Ajman authorities.
According to the Ajman Department of Economic Development, the factories violated the UAE’s health and safety standards in manufacturing the masks and used the high consumer demand to gain illicit profit.
The crackdown was part of 1,890 inspection campaigns conducted by the Ajman Department of Economic Development (DED) Consumer Protection Department in 10 days.
“The DED takes all measures necessary to combat the use of current situation by some people. Inspection teams are ready to apprehend violators and works round the clock,” said Ahmed Khair Al Blooshi, Director of the Department of Control and Consumer Protection.
He urged the public to only “purchase medical masks from medical outlets and pharmacies that are subject to control and compliant with the medical conditions and specifications, and to avoid purchasing masks that do not carry the manufacturing details.. to preserve their safety and protect them from commercial fraud”.
The official said that 90 establishments were also fined for violating DED rules against price increases and conducting a business without a permit.
The DED also shut down 36 errant establishments, including hypermarkets, pharmacies, cafés, hair salons, gyms, billiard clubs, foodstuff shops, fruit and vegetable trading stores and others.
The authority conducted inspections after receiving 430 consumer complaints. ICA/Expat Media
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