Saudi Arabia's commerce ministry recalls 70,000 electrical appliances

ACs and refrigerators among items recalled by Ministry of Commerce and Investment for causing increased electricity bills

Washing machines were among the recalled items.
Washing machines were among the recalled items.

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Commerce and Investment has recalled more than 70,000 electrical appliances that were found to fail to comply to the standard specifications of the kingdom's Energy Efficiency programme.

The appliances, which include air-conditioners, refrigerators, freezers, and washing machines, exceeded the electrical consumption limit mentioned in the energy efficiency label attached on the respective items, resulting in increased electricity bills.

The recall was prompted as part of the ministry's efforts to “rationalise” the consumption of electricity and reduce energy waste, the authority said in a statement.

The ministry urged those who have purchased the appliances to check the serial number of the product through the website of its Centre of Recalling Non-Conforming Products, adding to ask for refunds if consumers find their products do not comply with necessary standards.

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