DTI warns consumers on uncertified LPGs PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 06 March 2014 13:10

The Department of Trade and Industry Zamboanga City Office (DTI-ZCO) reiterates its warning to consumers against buying uncertified and mislabelled Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) tanks especially those being sold by unauthorized dealers.

The DT! advises consumers to make sure that the LPG they are buying is certified and genuine by checking the tank collar for markings, ensuring that the cylinder valve is sealed, the LPG Brand name is clearly visible in the tank, and that the tank collar and foot ring is well welded.

The DTI also advises consumers to buy LPGs in authorized outlets only. Outlets selling LPGs should have a weighing scale in which consumers may check if the tanks they are buying are of proper weight and a price board in which the current price of the LPG is visible. The DTI warns retailers of the penalties they may incur if they do not follow the standards of selling LPGs.