Beware of electronic goods sold with fake country of manufacture

Kashmir Times. Dated: 10/28/2021 12:15:14 AM

NEW DELHI, Oct 27: If you are buying the electronic goods like mobiles, laptops and TV sets, better check the name of country of manufacture as India is flooded with bogus products showing fake country of manufacture. Those buying goods through the e-commerce firms are falling prey to such frauds.

It's like once in Mumbai, there used to be a rush for buying the USA products that turned out to be manufactured in small factories in Ulhasnagar, stamping them with USA as the short form of Ulharnagar Sindhi Association.

The Central Consumer Protection Authority (CCPA) cracked down in 217 cases in the last one year, in which the country of manufacture is changed, or the manufacturer's name is changed and even the expiry dates are changed. The authority served notices in case of 202 items found to carry altered name of the country of manufacture.

Most of the items seized by it were produced in China, but they were shown as manufactured in Japan, USA, Israel or Korea and sold at much higher price as compared to their import price. Names of the manufacturers are also changed to cheat the gullible buyers.



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