Amazon fined Rs 1,00,000 for allowing sale of faulty pressure cookers

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Amazon has been slapped with a Rs 1 lakh penalty by the Central Shopper Safety Authority (CCPA) for promoting strain cookers that didn’t meet high quality requirements.
The authority, headed by Chief Commissioner Nidhi Khare, not too long ago handed an order in opposition to Amazon for permitting sale of home strain cookers, in violation of obligatory requirements, on its e-commerce platform.
The authority had issued notices to main e-commerce platforms, together with Amazon, Flipkart, Paytm Mall, ShopClues and Snapdeal in addition to the sellers registered on these platforms.
“After examination of the response submitted by the corporate, it was noticed {that a} complete 2,265 strain cookers not conforming to obligatory requirements have been offered by means of Amazon after notification of the QCO (High quality Management Order). The overall price earned by Amazon on sale of such strain cookers by means of its platform was Rs 6,14,825.41,” the order stated. Amazon admitted that it earned ‘gross sales fee’ price for the strain cookers offered on its platform.
The CCPA noticed that when Amazon earns commercially from every sale of the product listed on its e-commerce platform, it can’t disassociate itself in case of points arising from the sale of these things.
What does the order to Amazon say
Within the order, CCPA has directed Amazon to inform all customers of the two,265 strain cookers offered on its platform, recall the strain cookers and reimburse their costs to the customers and submit a compliance report of the identical inside 45 days. Amazon has additionally been directed to pay a penalty for permitting the sale of strain cookers in violation to the QCO on its platform and violating rights of customers.
It might be talked about that CCPA had handed an analogous order of penalty and recall of faulty strain cookers in opposition to Paytm Mall, which has complied with route handed by CCPA and deposited the penalty of Rs 1,00,000.
Not too long ago, CCPA issued advisory to all e-commerce platforms with regard to sale of Ayurvedic, Siddha and Unani medication containing substances as listed in Schedule E(1) of Medicine and Cosmetics Guidelines highlighting that sale or facilitation of sale of such medication shall be finished finished solely after a sound prescription of a registered medical practitioner is uploaded by the consumer on the platform.

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