14 Companies Issued Notices For Making False Claims In Advertisements

14 Companies Issued Notices For Making False Claims In Advertisements

New Delhi, February 3 (TNA) The Central Consumer Protection Authority (CCPA) which was established on July 24, 2020 under section 10 of the Consumer Protection Act, 2019 (CP Act) has so far issued notices to 14 companies for making false claims in advertisements.

The body was formed to regulate matters relating to violation of rights of consumers, unfair trade practices and false or misleading advertisements which are prejudicial to the interests of public and consumers and to promote, protect and enforce the rights of consumers as a class.

So far CCPA has issued show cause notices to 14 companies pertaining to various sectors such as water purifier, paints, floor cleaner, apparel, disinfectant, furniture for resorting to misleading claims such as immunity, covid-19 virus protection etc.

An advisory has also been issued to industry associations highlighting the provisions of the Consumer Protection Act and to impress upon their members to cease from making false claims about effectiveness against corona virus which are not supported by competent and reliable scientific advice.

This information was given in a written reply by the Union Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Danve Rao saheb Dadarao in Lok Sabha on Tuesday.

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