DTI Region 1 intensified its campaign against selling and using of substandard products as it destroyed uncertified Christmas lights surrendered to DTI Ilocos Norte Provincial Office. A total of 311 Christmas lights with an estimate worth of P15,000 from two business establishments were voluntarily handed over by its managements after DTI issued a notice that the items have fake Import Commodity Clearance (ICC) stickers.
DTI regulates the sale of Christmas lights in the market to protect consumers from the hazards posed by substandard products such as electric shock and overheating that often lead to fire, property damages and even loss of lives. The ICC sticker is an indication that the product have passed DTI’s mandatory safety tests.
As holiday season approaches, DTI reminded the public to be more vigilant in buying Christmas Lights to prevent such untoward incidents. The agency encouraged the consumers to report establishments that sold unscrupulous Christmas light products to the nearest DTI Regional or Provincial Office.