: The Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry wants a stop to the sale of seeds growing kits Seven Colour Crystal Ball (SCCB), which poses risk of choking in children.
Its director for Melaka, Jaiya Abu Wednesday warned that the ministry would come down hard on those who continued to do so, including using the Consumer Protection Act 1999 against them.
Offenders are liable to be fined up to a maximum of RM50,000 or jailed three years or both.
He added that the the ministry seized 1,745 units of the prohibited item valued at RM1,220 in raids conducted at 30 premises in the state between between Jan 11 and Tuesday (Jan 17).
In IPOH, Perak state executive councillor for consumer affairs Datuk Samsudin Abu Hassan also warned errant traders in the state that the time of warnings was over and they would face the full brunt of the law if caught.
He said traders who flouted regulations pertaining to things like price labels, weights and measures or engaged in profiteering had better beware. - BERNAMA