irregular products were being marketed are seized and destroyed by Ipem-AM

In the first half, the Ipem-AM supervised in the quality area, 973 Business, these 117 They were assessed.
25/08/2016 08h20 - Updated 25/08/2016 15h00
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The Government of Amazonas, through the Office of Weights and Measures Amazonas State (Ipem-AM) held on the morning of Wednesday, day 24 of August, the tachograph Terminal institute, located on Avenida Flamboyant, not Industrial District II, area east of the capital, the destruction of approximately 80 thousand irregular products.

According to the CEO of Ipem-AM, engineer Márcio André Brito, the seizure of these products is the result of a cross-action of the State Government between the Secretariat of Public Security Amazon (SSP-AM), through the Executive Assistant Secretary for Intelligence (Seai) in partnership with the State Department of Finance (Sefaz-AM).

"This partnership aimed to withdraw from circulation all products that are not in accordance with the standards of the National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (Inmetro), and on occasion, they were subjected to analyzes in the body of the laboratory and identified in most items such as toys, It had heavy metals in paints, cutting parts, besides electrical materials with low density may cause a risk of short circuit and fire ", said Brito.

In the first half, the Ipem-AM supervised in the quality area, 973 Business, these 117 They were assessed. according to Brito, the assessments generated fines of two million reais and were applied for the marketing of products clandestinely. He adds that most of these products was stored improperly and packaged form at the point of sale, endangering health, consumer safety and compromising the environment.

The a delegada da Seai, Drag. Suely Costa, in addition to the marketing of products at points of sale, They were also found goods in illegal deposits. "Thereby, We found that most companies were not registered in Sefaz, fact that led to fines, in addition to combating the crime of tax evasion, unlawful acts and tax ", reported.

Of illegal products seized in the operations were various types of children's toys, school supplies, drunkenly, sharpeners and pencil, fluorescent lamps, plugs, taken and adapters, battery chargers and battery, electrical rackets, lighters, flat irons and electric machine haircut, among others that were destroyed by a steamroller. After this process the products were collected by a company specialized in recycling of waste duly accredited by the competent bodies.

The Ipem Amazonas guides consumers in general that when you purchase products, verify the origin of the, if they have the Inmetro seal and that the information is in Portuguese, and in the case of toys observe the age old for the child.

Consumers who suspect possible irregularities in the products can contact the ombudsman Ipem-AM, by phone 0800 092 2020, Monday to Friday 8 am to 14h, or by Ipem site.

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