A total of 5,453 products have been withdrawn from the market due to non-compliance to safety and quality requirements, according to a statement by the Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC).
The announcement came as a result of the inspection of products, legal measuring instruments and pre-packaged goods in Abu Dhabi, conducted between January 1 and September 30.
A total of 56,983 items, ranging from toys, household electrical appliances, vehicle tyres, smoking products and household cleaners were inspected. While 2,201 items were corrected, 5,453 were recalled.
QCC verified the accuracy of 7,454 legal measuring instruments and the validity of quantities of 15,400 pre-packaged products of 555 food products, it said.
“The inspection campaigns come as part of the Council’s ongoing efforts to achieve its vision of improving quality infrastructure and contributing to empowering Abu Dhabi globally and its mission to develop a quality infrastructure that promotes quality culture, industrial development, competitiveness and consumer safety,” said Sultan Al Mehairi, spokesperson for the Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council.
The council encourages companies, traders and factories operating in the industrial and commercial spheres to apply for the Abu Dhabi Trustmark, which would bolster consumer confidence in their products.