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Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 21 October 2018

Contaminated blushers among recalled products in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council inspects 47,471 items in the first nine months of 2018

Electrical roti makers that can burst into flames and blushers contaminated with microorganisms are among 13 products recalled by Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council in the first nine months of 2018.

The team inspected 47,471 items including air conditioners, refrigerators and washing machines, electric kettles, deep fryers, grills and ovens, tyres, tobacco products, household cleaning products and pre-packaged foods.

More than two out of five tested sample products were non-compliant with government standards.

Of these, 28 products received corrective action. Recalled items include molasses tobacco, two children’s toys, SI cosmetic products and two electrical items. A full list of recalled products can be found on the council’s website.

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Testing allows the emirate to “excel at a global level” and promotes a “culture of quality, industrial development, competitiveness and product safety” said Sultan Al Mehairi, the council’s director of information services, in a statement.

Inspectors carry out daily inspections.

The council establishes “transparency within the market and takes into account the interests of both consumers and vendors” said Mr Al Mehairi.

The council warned retailers selling non-compliant products that goods would be withdrawn from circulation.