SRINAGAR: The Deputy Controller (Consumer Protection) Kashmir on Saturday registered challans against the two multinational companies, B D International India Pvt Ltd (Haryana) and Covidien Healthcare Pvt Ltd (Haryana) for violating the labeling norms as prescribed under Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules, 2011. The companies manufacture surgical goods.
The Joint Controller stamped a fine of Rs 1 lakh each on these defaulting companies, a statement issued by the information department said in Srinagar.
Prompted by public complaints that retail drug stores operating in Soura area were selling medical and surgical goods in pre-packaged form without carrying the mandatory declarations on their labels, a team of officers from Legal Metrology Department conducted a surprise inspection of medical stores of the area.
During the inspection, it was observed that the drug stores sold medical and surgical devices which were without the obligatory declarations such as MRP, packaging date, net quantity, complete address, e-mail address, and consumer grievance cell number.
The companies admitted to the lapses and assured the department that their future supplies of products shall carry all the mandatory declarations in legible letters, the statement said.