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Wednesday, October 12, 2022

DTI Agusan Norte disposes substandard products 

BUTUAN CITY – Fifty-five (55) units of substandard products amounting to P30,816 were destroyed by the  Department of Trade and Industry Agusan del Norte (DTI-ADN) on Friday, October 7, 2022. To ensure transparency, the activity was witnessed by the representatives from the Commission on Audit, local governments and media personalities at Barangay Doongan covered court, this city

The products, according to DTI ADN provincial director Lorejane D. Sacote were identified as uncertified products due to absence of  required markings set by the Bureau of Philippines Standards (BPS). The products either did not  have  the Philippine Standards (PS) mark for the locally manufactured items or an Import Commodity Clearance (ICC) sticker for the imported products, Sacote said.

“The items were seized during the conducted enforcement activities of the agency, particularly on the compliance to the Product Standards Law among business establishments selling and/or offering for sale products covered by mandatory certification in Butuan City and the province of Agusan del Norte”, Sacote said.

Products have questionable integrity and not safe for human use, hazardous to health and safety, she added.

Among the uncertified products seized and destroyed were induction rice cookers, rice cookers, electric food mixers, electric kettles, LED energy-saving light series, and mono block chairs. 

Director Sacote strongly reminded the business establishment owners and consumers to be vigilant and always check the required and necessary markings to ensure safety.

“The DTI ADN advocates responsible consumerism and expresses its firm determination to run after violating firms and nonconforming products to ensure that all items in the market are considered safe and of high quality,” Sacote added. (NCLM, PIA Agusan del Norte)