The Central Consumer Protection Authority (CCPA) has issued orders in opposition to the highest 5 e-commerce platforms for promoting automobile seat belt alarm stopper clips.
Authorities discovered that such clips have been being blatantly bought on a number of e-commerce platforms.
The clips compromise the life and security of customers by stopping the alarm beep when not carrying seat belts. Selling of such gadgets is in violation of the Consumer Protection Act, 2019.
The e-commerce platforms in opposition to which the order was issued are Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal, Shopclues and Meesho, a Ministry of Consumer Affairs launch stated.
The Ministry of Highways and Transport had highlighted the difficulty of the blatant sale of automobile seat belt alarm stopper clips and requested for motion on errant distributors or on-line platforms and issuance of an advisory.
“It is crucial to say that utilizing automobile seat belt alarm stopper clips will also be a hurdle for customers in search of declare quantities within the instances of motor insurance coverage insurance policies, whereby an insurance coverage firm could deny the declare by citing the negligence of the claimant for utilizing such clips. On the opposite hand, utilizing a seat belt acts as a restraint that permits the airbag to supply correct cushion and never hit the passengers at full drive which additionally works as a protecting defend in case of collisions,” the discharge stated.
It stated that paying attention to the Directions issued by CCPA, compliance stories have been submitted by all 5 e-commerce entities.
Based on the initiative of the CCPA, about 13,118 listings of automobile seat belt alarm stopper clips have been delisted from the e-commerce platforms.
In an interview final yr September, Union Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari recalled that he had seen stopper clips getting used to forestall the beep of seatbelt alarms throughout his journey in autos of 4 chief ministers.
“Let me inform you one thing new. I traveled with chief ministers of 4 states in the course of the previous yr. I sit within the entrance seat and use the seatbelt. I discovered a clip positioned the place the seatbelt is buckled. I scolded the driving force. I’m speaking of the autos of 4 chief ministers, not speaking of the frequent man…,” he had then stated within the interview.