Son Compliance Monitoring Unit Confiscation / Put On Hold Enforcement Activities At Bendusco International Agency Ltd And Dynatech System Ltd , Onitsha.
The exercise was carried out under the auspices of SON Operations Directorate let by Engr. Felix Nyado, Director of Operations. He underscored SON determination to rid the country of substandard products with the view of ensuring that sale of substandard / or unsafe products to consumers are prevented from circulation in the markets.
The compliance action was carried out due to some complaints received against the manufacturers been engaged in what SON termed as sharp practices or underhand practices. Despite the raid that took place in this same factory by SON on 28th of October 2014 and the advice that the company should stop manufacturing fake products, but the company continued rolling out substandard products which suggest that the manufacturer has no value for quality, standards and the Standard body of Nigeria.
The exercise also took place at No. 4 Arondizuogu Street- 33 GRA Onitsha. The factory was situated in a residential building.
Also, Five (5) factory workers were working on the machines when the enforcement team caught them unaware.
Two automatic packaging machines, Air compressor and the company branded Mini Bus with registration no. FST 140 XS were seized and all are in Custody of DSS Awka.
Equally, a person named Mr. James Sunday Agbo who claimed to be the Managing Director of company (Dynatech System Ltd) that was raided at no. 4 Arondizuogu Street, 33 GRA Onitsha who has the following hotlines: 08037799405, 08068872941, 08062432754 was arrested and he is in the custody of DSS Awka.
During the compliance activity, the company Bendusco International Agency Ltd is known to be producing various brands of Disposable shaving stick of poor quality not measuring up with MANCAP scheme which stipulated that locally manufactured products meet the requirements of the relevant standard and put in place necessary quality control facilities for monitoring consistent compliance of the products to quality requirements amongst others.
In the same manner, it was revealed that the D & K Golden City Ltd does not only produced Dorco disposable shaving stick which is the brand that SON has warned him to stop producing but others popular brands known in the markets such as Zorrick, Dorco, Golden Nacet, Power Swift, Bic shaving stick amongst others) were found in the factory.
Also, toothbrushes, shoe brushes and hair brushes of poor quality which were not suitable for use were found in the factory at the time of the enforcement exercise. It was noted that these products were not manufactured with virgin materials as required by the relevant standards but with dirty recycled materials.
In the light of above, the alleged substandard products were evacuated and confiscated and the factory / residential building were sealed until further necessary action.
About (5) trucks loaded with confiscated / machine parts were taken to Enugu Engineering laboratory , SON Emene, warehouse for safe keeping for further investigation.
SON/FAC/000344, SON/FAC/000345, SON/FAC/000340, SON/FAC/000346 were used at factory km 3 Onitsha –Owerri Road, Onitsha.
SON/FAC/0000074, SON/FAC/00338 was the seals used for the GRA Residential buildings.