Oman's Consumer Protection Authority said in a statement that te Court of First Instance in Salalah recently issued a judicial ruling against a violator of the Consumer Protection Law, which included conviction, imprisonment and a fine of OMR 3,000.
The Salalah Consumer Protection Department acted on a complaint from a consumer who had reported that a car agency sold him a vehicle which was malfunctioning. The car, after purchase, had air entering the vehicle, sound coming from the doors, malfunctioning passenger seat and leakage from the roof of the vehicle.
The agency, upon complaint, changed some parts, but the problem continued. The CPA examined the complaint and referred it to the court that convicted the accused of a misdemeanor of non-compliance with the return of the commodity or its value or exchange for free and he was punished for it with imprisonment for three months, and a fine of OMR 3,000.