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DTI seizes P64-M of uncertified products from January to November.

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The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) announced on Tuesday that from January to November of this year, 219,693 uncertified products totaling PHP64.5 million were seized.

In order to safeguard customers against inferior electrical and electronic products, mechanical and construction materials, as well as chemical and other consumer items and systems, the DTI claimed it increased market surveillance and cracked down on uncertified goods.

On December 16, the Fair Trade Enforcement Bureau (FTEB) of the DTI seized uncertified goods worth PHP418,578 in retail establishments in Manila alone.

LED lamps, toilets and water closets, electric fans, electric rice cookers, electric food mixers, and induction cookers are among the 650 uncertified items seized.

Notices of Violation were issued to nine retail businesses in the capital (NOVs).

On December 7 of last year, the FTEB reported that eight establishments had received NOVs for selling uncertified products like self-ballasted LED lamps, electric rice cookers, electric juicers, electric kettles, electric food mixers, electric fans, electric grills, electric cookers, and electric food processors.

A total of 609 uncertified items worth PHP90,569 were seized.

According to DTI Undersecretary for Consumer Protection Group Ruth Castelo, “the DTI’s increased enforcement operation seeks to verify that home appliances and other consumer products on the market have undergone and met safety criteria.”

She claimed that this DTI program does not seek to impose restrictions on businesses but rather to protect consumers from purchasing uncertified goods that have not undergone adequate testing.

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