Flipkart top pays Rs 1 lakh fine for selling substandard pressure cooker

According to CCPA Chief Commissioner Nidhi Khare, the CCPA asked Flipkart to notify consumers of all 598 pressure cookers sold on its platform, recall pressure cookers and reimburse their prices to consumers and submit its compliance report within 45 days. instructed to do.

The company has also been directed to allow the sale of such pressure cookers on its e-commerce platform and to pay a fine of Rs 1,00,000 for violating the rights of the consumers.

The Central Government may, from time to time, notify the Quality Control Orders, which specify the use of the Standard Mark for the product and the mandatory conformance to the Standard to protect the consumer from the risk of injury and damage and in the interest of the public at large .

The Domestic Pressure Cookers (Quality Control) Order, which came into effect from 1st February, 2021, makes it mandatory for all domestic pressure cookers to comply with IS 2347:2017.

Hence, with effect from 1st February, 2021, all pressure cookers are required to conform to IS 2347:2017 and due diligence is required to be done whether pressure cookers are offered for sale online or offline.

The CCPA observed that the provisions in the ‘Flipkart Terms of Use’ such as mandatory use of the words ‘Powered by Flipkart’ on every invoice of the product and to distinguish the sellers as gold, silver and bronze for distribution of various benefits, were played by This indicates the role Flipkart has been playing in selling pressure cookers on its e-commerce platform.

Flipkart earned a total fee of Rs 1,84,263 through the sale of such pressure cookers on its e-commerce platform.

It was observed by the CCPA that while Flipkart has commercially benefited from the sale of such pressure cookers, it cannot absolve itself of the role and responsibility arising out of their sale to consumers.

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