Look for the ICC sticker in buying Christmas lights, says DTI-6

November 19, 2015 11:22 am 

ILOILO CITY, Nov. 19 — The Department of Trade and Industry 6 (DTI-6) reminded consumers to only buy Christmas lights that bear Import Commodity Clearance (ICC) sticker to ensure reliability and safety of purchased products in the market.

DTI-6 OIC-Regional Director Rebecca M. Rascon said that the consuming public should be careful against buying uncertified Christmas lights that may cause fire accidents, and may lead to damage to lives and properties.

Aside from this, consumers are likewise advised to check the date of issuance of the ICC sticker, which should be from 2013 to the present. Those issued earlier than 2013, should be returned back to the supplier/distributor for retesting.

DTI-6 Trade Development Division Chief Felisa Judith L. Degala said that they have intensified the conduct of monitoring and enforcement in the different business establishments here in the metropolis and “so far, there has been no report of non-compliance.”

She said that they have required business establishments to display the ICC certificates of their Christmas lights, and that the list of certified brands was likewise provided to business establishments.

Degala said that Christmas lights sold in the market are all imported, which is mandatory to have the ICC sticker. The label in the boxes or packaging of these Christmas lights should indicate “for indoor use.” Those for outdoor use are not covered by the mandatory certification. (PNA)

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