Bahrain: More than 420 Poor-Quality Heaters Seized

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The Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism has confiscated more than 420 poorly manufactured immersion heaters from local markets in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

The ministry’s Inspection and Measurement Department announced yesterday that it had conducted an inspection campaign in a number of establishments in all governorates, and more than 400 devices of this product were seized.

These poorly manufactured products pose a risk to the safety of those who purchase them as it exposes the user to burns and electric shocks, given that the electrodes of the products are prominent or unprotected. These can also result in fires and damaged property.

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The director indicated that tests carried out on the heating devices proved their non-conformity with the general safety requirements mentioned in relevant ministerial decisions.

The immersion heaters were withdrawn from 12% of the total number of stores covered in the inspection campaign.

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