Five battery makers fined Rs1m each

ISLAMABAD: The Compet­ition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) has imposed a penalty of Rs1 million each on five battery manufacturers for violating section 10 of the Competition Act 2010 by hiding important information about their products from consumers.

The commission received a formal complaint that various battery makers were misleading consumers about their dry and acid-lead batteries by not disclosing material information such as product capacity on the its body, packaging and warranty cards.

The CCP’s enquiry found that five manufacturers including Atlas Battery, Exide Pakistan, Pakistan Accum­ulators, Millat Industrial Products and Century Engineering Indus­tries were the violators. Without such vital information, the consumers would be unable to compare and differentiate the quality, suitability for use and price of the products.

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