Cases against Amazon, Flipkart for flouting packaging norms

\ Mumbai, Oct 26 (PTI) The Maharashtra government\\’s legal\metrology department has registered cases against the\e-commerce giants Amazon and Flipkart for alleged violation\of Legal Metrology Act, 2009, by flouting packaging norms.\ Amitabh Gupta, special Inspector General of Police and\Controller of Legal Metrology, stated in a release here today\that some customers had lodged complaints with his office.\ Based on the inputs, the Legal Metrology Department\carried out raids at warehouses of Amazon and Flipkart in\Bhiwandi in Thane district, and seized products worth around\Rs 85 lakh. Eighteen types of packaged commodities worth Rs 37\lakh were seized from M/s Instacart, and 2l types of packaged\commodities worth Rs 47.7 lakh were seized from M/s Amazon\Sellers Services Pvt Ltd, it said.\ These packages did not conform to the `Package Commodity\Rules, 2011,\\’ the release said.\ The complaints said, among other things, that packages\did not mention MRP of the goods, the weight, details of\manufacturing, packing dates, contact details of makers or\suppliers, etc., Gupta stated.\ Amazon and Flipkart could not be contacted immediately\for comments. PTI ND KRK\MKJ\SRE\


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