Supermarkets are required to sanitize chairs and strollers

Prior to the adoption of the law, it was up to establishments set criteria for cleaning.
25/05/2016 15h09 - Updated 25/05/2016 15h09
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supermarkets, department stores and other commercial establishments must, from now on, sanitize chairs and strollers available to customers. The measure was approved on Tuesday (24), by the Legislative Assembly of Amazonas and goes for supermarkets, grocery, malls and department stores, among other commercial establishments in the capital and the State.

According to the author of the law, Mr Wanderley Dallas (PMDB), the measure will ensure more hygiene and health care of children. "If the strollers and baby seats are not cared, They serve as a source of contamination and proliferation of fungi and bacteria ", said Dallas.

Prior to the adoption of the law, it was up to merchants to define criteria for cleaning the seats. "We know of cases of supermarkets that never higienizaram the seats of babies placed in shopping carts", said Dallas. The lack of proper cleaning puts children in touch with treats debris, liquids and other types of foods that fall into the seats. "These food remnants and humidity can cause diarrhea, fever, vomiting and even allergy in children ", He warned Rep.

From now on, commercial establishments are required to clean the seats, no maximum, each 15 days. To ensure that the law is enforced, strollers and baby car seats should have fixed a plate containing the date of the last cleaning. If the customer realize that the law is not being enforced, may terminate the establishment Procon / AM. "This is a new law for the benefit of consumers, so we rely on support from customers and Procon for the law to be fulfilled ", said Rep.

Establishments who break the law will be subject to a warning for the first offense and, the recurrence, fine up 15 minimum wages.


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