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Import products to use new ICC security mark

Tagbilaran City (9 September) -- Electrical consumer products bearing the old import commodity clearance (ICC) logos may have to be recalled, and keeping them in stalls may be illegal.

This as the government would soon outmode the old ICC security marks which have been faked many times.

As the government implements the new security logo for standardized imported products in the markets, the attempt to negate the chances of consumers buying fire-hazard counterfeit and sub-standard products again surges forward.

According to Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Bohol consumer products regulations officer Jose Hibaya, the move may be out soon and that they would start implementation right away.

Before that however, the office would be sending advisories to retailers and display shops to return stocks not bearing the genuine ICC marks to their importers.

In the past, fake and sub-par products continue to flood the markers despite honest efforts by price and consumer product authorities.

At the weekly Kapihan sa PIA, Hibaya issued the alarm as he noted that the on-coming holidays would also heighten the sales of series lights and other electronic or electrical decorations, some of which may be purchased by innocent consumers.

The Kapihan tackled the annual celebration of consumer month and the issues as well as the Theme Generic Drugs, Gawang Pinoy, Galing Pinoy Tangkilikin Natin.

Hibaya also admitted that since 1999, the local DTI has had a lot of apprehended Christmas series lights not bearing the ICC or the quality product standards logo.

He also added that there have been corresponding cases have been filed erring store-owners.

Hibaya pointed out that the new ICC security codes, which would be almost impossible to fake would be stuck on packages of every imported item, regardless of the size.

The usual practice of bogus suppliers is to put only one ICC mark in the bundled packaging of products.

This is illegal, he claimed.

Moreover, he said the government would first put up a period to comply before going tough on the imposition of strict regulations. (PIA) [top]

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