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Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 27 February 2021

Thousands of counterfeit cleaning products seized in Sharjah

The fake goods were taken off the streets following a series of inspections carried out by the emirate's department of economic development

Thousands of counterfeit cleaning products were taken out of circulation in Sharjah. The National
Thousands of counterfeit cleaning products were taken out of circulation in Sharjah. The National

More than 8,000 counterfeit cleaning products were seized from rogue traders in Sharjah.

Inspectors from the emirate's department of economic development confiscated the huge haul of fake goods, including disinfectants, during a sweep of markets last week.

Those caught selling the items, which were falsely labelled as belonging to genuine brands, are to be prosecuted.

Salim Al Suwaidi, deputy director of commercial control and protection at the department, said: “Our teams supervise markets to ensure the public’s safety is maintained.

“The department carries out continuous inspection campaigns throughout the year on markets and commercial centres,”

He urged members of the public to report the sale of counterfeit items to the department’s free phone number, 800 80000, or by visiting the consumer protection website www.shjconsumer.ae.

Updated: February 1, 2021 01:59 PM