Dubai: Fake auto parts worth Dh10.5 million seized in 2020
21 raids helped remove dangerous fake parts from the market.
The authorities in Dubai have confiscated 300,000 counterfeit automobile parts worth Dh10.5 million (m), including 165,375 oil filters, during 21 raids that were conducted last year.
The Economic Development Department (EDD) authorities in Dubai and Al-Futtaim Toyota, part of Al-Futtaim Automotive, conducted 21 raids for counterfeit parts in 2020. The raids included checks across retail shops in all the seven emirates in the UAE.
Items confiscated include serviceable goods such as various filters and spark plugs, which can be difficult for consumers to distinguish from genuine Toyota products.
The nationwide drive led to the removal of dangerous fake parts from the market.
Fines worth Dh310,000 were issued during the raids.
Al-Futtaim Toyota said raids were conducted in the fight against counterfeit goods and ensuring customers don’t fall prey to counterfeiters that may endanger motorists’ lives.
“Fake parts affect a vehicle’s longevity and failure of any sort when it comes to components like suspension and brakes can lead to serious injury and road fatalities,” it added.
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