[Latest News][6]

2016
Achievers
Advisory
Agriculture
Albay
Albay News
Announcements
Banner
Bicol
Bicol Express
bicol local news
bicol local newspaper
Bicol News
bicol news latest
Bicol Songs
Bicol Vigilantes
Bicolana beauties
Bicolano achievers
Bikol news
Binibining Pilipinas
Business
Camarines Norte
Camarines Sur
Caramoan Massacre
Case in Point
Catanduanes
Celebrations
Church
Column
Community
Contributions
Culture
Daet
Daraga
Development
Disaster
Documents
Drugs
Economy
Editorial
Education
Entertainment
Environment
Events
Feature
Features
Filipino News
Food
Food Trip
Government
Headlines
Health
Human Interest
Infographics
Infrastructure
Iriga
Iriga City
Isipon Osipon
Jobs
Jokes
Kantang suanoy
Legazpi
Legazpi City
Letters
Libmanan
Lifestyle
Ligao City
Live
Masbate
masbate city
mayon
MayonPH
Media
Mining
Modelo Bikolano
Nabua
Naga
Naga City
Nagueno
Nation
National
News
News Bullets
OFW
Opinion
Oragon
Orgullo
Palarong Bicol 2014
Palarong Bicol 2015
Penafrancia
Penafrancia 2014
Photos
Places
PNR
Police
Police Report
Politics
Polls
Power
Power Watch
Rawitdawit
Region
Science
Sorosgon
Sorsogon
Sorsogon City
Sorsoson
Special
Sports
Tabaco City
Tigsik
Tips
Tourism
Trending
Trivia
Videos
virac
Weather
Weekly Roundup
Who reads Bicol Standard
Willy Bayola
World
Youth

DTI Bicol cautions against purchase of unverified LPG devices

LEGAZPI CITY, July 18 -- Due to reports of unverified liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) anti-leakage devices being sold to the public, the Department of Trade and Industry of the Bicol region (DTI-Bicol) has released a public warning against the purchase of the said product.

Bicol Standard file photo
According to DTI-Bicol, the households are strongly advised to be on-guard as these alleged LPG anti-leakage devices are being sold door-to-door. Salesmen peddling these items convince their prospective buyers that the device can control the flow of gas and is a gas economizer.

DTI states that the said claims of the device are not verified as it does not bear any marking from a certifying body. It also does not bear the name and address of the manufacturer, which is a clear violation of the ‘Consumer Act of the Philippines’, also known as the ‘Minimum Labeling Requirement for Consumer Products’.

Sales of the device is also a violation of the implementing rules and regulations of Republic Act 7394 (Consumer Act of the Philippines), better known as the ‘Home Solicitation Sales’. This law stipulates: “No business entity shall conduct any home solicitation sales of any consumer product or service without first obtaining a permit from the Department (DTI)”.

As per the information gathered by the department, the device is being sold for Php 3,890 per unit, when it can be bought at a much lower price in other stores. As of the moment, DTI is in the process of filing a case against the company or manufacturer of the device.

For those who are already using the device, DTI warns against continued use as the security of the said item has not been assured. Improper use of it may cause fire and accidents. (MAL/JBE/PIA5)

Bicol Standard

Bicol news

Start typing and press Enter to search