Archive for the ‘Consumer Protection’ Category

CONSUMER ALERT ON DIGITAL HOLIDAY SCAMS

5 December 2022 Ref: CCC/CP/7/2022      The COMESA Competition Commission (“the Commission”), wishes to alert consumers to be on the lookout for online scams targeting to exploit consumers in the festive season. These include scammers posing as suppliers or service providers with fake offers relating to holiday packages, accommodation offers, supply of cheap goods, cheap airline […]

CONSUMER ALERT: RECALL OF OXYTOCIN INJECTION 10 IU/ML BATCH NO. 128109, MANUFACTURE DATE 02/2021 EXPIRY DATE 01/2023, MANUFACTURED BY GLAND PHARMACEUTICALS LTD, INDIA

Ref: CCC/CP/6/2022 17 November 2022 CONSUMER ALERT RECALL OF OXYTOCIN INJECTION 10 IU/ML BATCH NO. 128109, MANUFACTURE DATE 02/2021 EXPIRY DATE 01/2023, MANUFACTURED BY GLAND PHARMACEUTICALS LTD, INDIA The COMESA Competition Commission (“the Commission”) has become aware that on 12th October 2022, the National Medical Stores of Uganda issued a recall for the oxytocin injection […]

SUBSTANDARD/CONTAMINATED PAEDIATRIC MEDICINES BY MAIDEN PHARMACEUTICALS LIMITED (HARYANA, INDIA)

Ref: CCC/CP/CA/5/2022 7 October 2022   CONSUMER ALERT                                          The COMESA Competition Commission (“the Commission”) has become aware that on 5th October 2022, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued a Medical Product Alert, Ref: RPQ/REG/ISF/Alert N°6/2022, […]

WARNING NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC ON THE RECALL OF PURITY ESSENTIALS BABY POWDER PRODUCT

  The COMESA Competition Commission (the “Commission”) hereby notifies the general public that Tiger Brands Limited, South Africa, (herein referred to as “Tiger Brands”), has recalled certain batches of its PURITY Essentials Baby Powder product. This follows a detection of trace levels of asbestos in test samples from a batch of pharmaceutical-grade talc powder used […]

PRESS RELEASE: CONCERN WITH CONDITIONS BY VISA PROCESSING AGENTS OF EMBASSIES AGAINST CONSUMERS OF VISA SERVICES

The COMESA Competition Commission (the “Commission”) is a body corporate established under Article 6 of the COMESA Competition Regulations (‘the Regulations’), with a mandate to, among others: enforce the Regulations, promote competition and protect consumers against offensive conduct by market actors within the Common Market.   The Commission has established with concern that some agents […]

ALERT:JOHNSON AND JOHNSON TO STOP SELLING TALC-BASED BABY POWDER GLOBALLY IN 2023

CCC/CP/CA/3/2022 22 August 2022 The COMESA Competition Commission (the “Commission”) has become aware that Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc. (“Johnson and Johnson”), announced on 11 August 2022, that it will discontinue its talc-based Johnson Baby Powder product globally in 2023, as it transitions to cornstarch-based baby powder[1]. This follows the earlier decision of the company […]

CONSUMER ALERT ON INDOMIE INSTANT NOODLES

CCC/CP/CA/2/2022  EGYPT ORDERS THE WITHDRAW OF INDOMIE CHICKEN AND VEGETABLES FLAVOURED INSTANT NOODLES CHILI PACKS FROM THE EGYPTIAN MARKET   The COMESA Competition Commission (“the Commission”), has become aware that the Food Safety Authority of Egypt (FSA) announced on Tuesday 26th April 2022, that it had given Indomie Egypt forty-eight (48) hours to pull its […]

WARNING NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC ON THE PRODUCT RECALL OF KINDER CHOCOLATES

CCC Consumer Protection Notice No. 4 of 2022 The COMESA Competition Commission (the “Commission”) hereby notifies the general public that Ferrero International has recalled certain batches of its Kinder Chocolate Products across different countries.   Ferrero International, the manufacturer of Kinder range of chocolate products has recalled a number of its products from several countries […]

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