Consumer Agency issued 96 sanctions in 2009

The main activities attracting penalties from the National Consumer Agency last year were misleading pricing and advertising, watered-down alcohol and car-clocking.

In the year, the agency executeda total of 96 enforcement actions, including 54 on-the-spot fines, 32 compliance notices, six prosecutions, three undertakings and one prohibition order.

The NCA also received 336 product-safety related queries for gas cookers, electrical lanterns, armbands for swimming, pushchairs and drawstrings on children's clothes and blinds.


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