Ipem-AM inspects toys in stores and seizes goods without certification of conformity

Twenty stores were visited neighborhoods in the southern and eastern areas.
09/10/2015 10h14 - Updated 5/05/2016 03h34
Photo: Press Release / Ipem

The Institute of Weights and Measures of the State of Amazonas (Ipem-AM), held on Thursday (8), the special operation "Safe Child". The action aimed to verify the quality and safety of toys exposed for sale in the capital.

The technical agency, visited 20 stores in the neighborhoods of southern and east of the city, where five of them were reported to market toys without the seal of the National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (Inmetro). In total they were inspected 2.300 units of toys and these 870 they were irregular. Toys inspected, They are: plastic balls, dolls, horse upa upa, firearms, phones, little train and plane.

They were also checked whether the products are being marketed correctly, observing the following information: Data of the manufacturer or importer, CNPJ the manufacturer, country of origin, composition, age and, mainly, the conformity identification seal. All information must be written in Portuguese.

According to the CEO of Ipem-AM, Márcio André Brito engineer, the action aims not only to curb the sale of products that are out of compliance, but, educate parents and consumers who want to give children. “It is important that consumers purchase toys only with the Inmetro seal that ensures the reliability and safety of products, thus avoiding, any damage to the health of children”, Márcio Brito warned.

Establishments where irregularities are found will have up to ten days to submit written defense to the Institute and will be subject to the penalties provided by law, with fines ranging from R $ 100,00 a R$ 1,5 million.

Consumers who identify any irregularities can conduct complaints by Ipem-AM Ombudsman by telephone 0800-092 2020.

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