Muscat, The Public Authority for Consumer

Protection (PACP) organized today a seminar on ‘vehicle recall and its

role in road safety’ at Grand Millennium hotel Muscat under the

auspices of Sheikh Khalid bin Omar Al Marhoon, Minister of Civil

Service. The seminar covered the major technical issues related to

vehicle recall.

The Minister of Civil Service stressed the importance of the seminar

in raising awareness of the relevant parties towards the technical

defects.

On his part, Dr. Said bin Khamis Al Kaabi, Chairman of PACP said

that the Authority is very strict in vehicle recall and repair in cooperation

with the auto dealers in the Sultanate. He added that during the period

from 2014 up to the end of 2018, more than 90,000 vehicles were

recalled.

On his part, Saud bin Nasser Al Khusaibi, Secretary General of GCC

Standardization Organization (GSO) said that the vehicle recall is one

of the rights of the consumers and that the Authority plays a role in this

area by issuing the conformity certificates for the vehicles, tires and

motorbikes.

The seminar included a number of working papers on improving

vehicle safety, vehicle recall system and the efforts made by PACP to

raise awareness of vehicle recalls.

The European Program for vehicle assessment presented a working

paper on consumer and vehicle safety. Zawawi Trading LLC presented

its experience in vehicle recall.

On the sidelines of the seminar, the chief guest launched the

vehicle recall website.

Source: Oman News Agency