37,000 fake circuit breakers seized in Sharjah

Sharjah police swoop on haul of fake circuit breakers and power cables

Counterfeit circuit breakers seized in Sharjah.
Counterfeit circuit breakers seized in Sharjah.

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A total of 37,000 counterfeit circuit breakers, with international brand names, have been seized by the Sharjah Economic Development Department (SEDD), reports Gulf News.

The circuit breakers were seized before they could be distributed, said Hamad Al Midfa, SEDD legal section deputy director.

Al Midfa said a complaint about the widespread prevalence of counterfeit circuit breakers had been received, whereupon the SEDD established a team to investigate “as part of its strategy to fight commercial fraud.”

Inspectors raided the premises in question and seized the counterfeit goods. Fake electric cables were also seized. Al Midfa said SEDD had been successful in tracing these cables to the prospective buyers and the retailers involved.

Stressing the importance of combating counterfeits, Al Midfa urged the public and industry to relay any information to the SEDD on 600567777.

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