Christmas: Beware of fake products on the market-CPA cautions

The Consumer Protection Agency (CPA) Ghana has cautioned the public to be extremely careful when buying products on the market during Christmas and New Year Festivities.

Christmas: Beware of fake products on the market-CPA cautions

The Consumer Protection Agency (CPA) Ghana has cautioned the public to be extremely careful when buying products on the market during Christmas and New Year Festivities.

The CPA identified that there could be some fake and unwholesome goods that would enter the country during the season, therefore urging the public to be on the look-out.

In a statement, the CPA advised consumers to check out for expiry date on the product, Country of origin, ingredients and all information about the product in English and any other language.

“If you see a can which is bloated, rusted or dented in anyway, be adviced not to buy it,” CPA advised.

Below is a statement:

We would like to draw the attention of consumers in Ghana that with the Christmas and new year festivities, they should be aware of some fake and unwholesome goods that would enter the country.

 

PRESS RELEASE.                      

16th DECEMBER 2020.              BUYER BEWARE!!!

We would like to draw the attention of consumers in Ghana that with the Christmas and new year festivities, they should be aware of some fake and unwholesome goods that would enter the country. The CPA would like to inform the public as to what they need to look out for when purchasing especially canned foods, locally made or imported.

  1. Look out for the expiry date on the product.
  2. Country of origin
  3. Every item should have content(ingredients) and all information about the product in English and any other language
  4. If you see a can which is bloated, rusted or dented in anyway, be adviced not to buy it.
  5. There would be a lot of reduced to clear items which is legal but be adviced that the fact that it is reduced to clear does not mean you should buy more and use beyond the expiring date.
  6. If products are expired even a day after the date of expiration on the product, the manufacturer of that product cannot guarantee the safety of the ingredients in the product.

We are hereby advising all the Ghanaian public to be vigilant on these advices by the CPA.

We are asking Consumers who may have consumer complaints during this season to contact our office on the following numbers 026 -815-0309, 0302 -737-205 or on our Social Media Handles (Twitter @ConsumersGh and on our Facebook Page: Consumer Protection Agency Ghana.

We wish you a merry Christmas and a prosperous new year.

SIGNED

KOFI KAPITO

C.E.O.