Xmas light sellers in Zambo comply with law on standard PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 25 November 2014 17:46

The Department of Trade and Industry-Zamboanga City Provincial Office was elated to see sellers of Christmas lights in the city complying with the law on standard as reported by its monitoring team.

“Generally, the big stores in Zamboanga City are compliant with the law,” DTI-Zamboanga City Consumer Protection Division Chief Ceferino Rubio disclosed.

The DTI monitoring team is religiously conducting monitoring of the Christmas lights being sold in the city to protect consumers from disasters that substandard items may cause.

However, DTI is investigating two small stores selling Christmas lights sans ICC stickers.

“We have seen Christmas lights without the ICC stickers. Until such time that the investigation proves it to be true, I can still say that as of the moment, they are uncertified on the basis that they do not have the ICC stickers, as being imported. If they are found not bearing any sticker or substandard, then that’s final. It is deemed substandard”, Rubio spelled out.

According to Rubio, out of 21 outlets monitored, two were found selling questionable Christmas lights.

“Out of the 21 outlets, two were found to be selling uncertified Christmas lights. But these are coming from small stores. The big stores, department stores in Zamboanga City are generally compliant”, Rubio revealed.

DTI head office in Manila has already ordered all its provincial offices to intensify monitoring and crackdown of substandard Christmas light as it is the main culprit in the numerous cases of fire incidents during the yuletide season. —MVC/DTI-9