DTI Ilocos Norte destroys substandard Christmas lights

LAOAG CITY – The Ilocos Department of Trade and Industry intensified its campaign against the sale of substandard products as its Ilocos Norte office destroyed a total of 15 thousand pesos worth of Christmas lights from two business establishments.

The items which were broken to pieces by pounding them were voluntarily handed by the respective managements after DTI issued a notice that these had been found to have fake Import Commodity Clearance (ICC) stickers.

DTI regulates the sale of Christmas lights to protect consumers from the hazards posed by substandard products such as electric shock and overheating that often lead to fire, property damages and even loss of lives.

The ICC sticker is an indication that the products have passed DTI’s mandatory safety tests.

As holiday season approaches, DTI is reminding the public to be more vigilant in buying Christmas Lights to prevent such untoward incidents. The agency encourages consumers to report to the nearest DTI Office the establishments selling questionable Christmas light products.

Manufacturers, importers and retailers found not complying will be charged for violation of Republic Act (RA) 7394, otherwise known as the Consumer Act of the Philippines; and RA 4109 or the Standards Law. Northbound Philippines News