Several expired tyres destoryed, strict action warned

Muscat: The Directorate of Consumer Protection in Rustaq, in collaboration with the Municipality of South Batinah and Bee’ah Company, recently destroyed 56 expired vehicle tyres as part of the efforts to ensure quality and consumer safety when using the product.

The inspectors visited a number of establishments and found that  number of tyres of different sizes, including  expired products were put for sale in of the establishments.

Such business practices violated the Article 2 of Resolution 257/2015 for the prohibition of the circulation of used tyres.

This article prohibits the circulation of unused tyres that have been in production for two years.

The case was referred to the judicial authorities for necessary action and the tyres were destroyed.

The Public Authority for Consumer Protection has calls upon all traders and suppliers to cooperate and ensure the safety of the goods offered to the consumer.