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April 2022

13 companies withdrew misleading advertisements: Govt

30th March 2022: Based on the notices issued by the Central Consumer Protection Authority (CCPA) against misleading advertisements, 13 companies withdrew misleading advertisements and three agreed for corrective advertisement, the Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday. “The CCPA also imposed penalties on three companies for their misleading advertisements. CCPA had recently issued two safety notices

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Nearly 50% Consumers Stuck with Inherently Defective High-value Products due to Broken Redressal System: LocalCircles

31st March 2022: India has a massive base of consumers from the middle-class and above, who buy a variety of high-value products, including automobiles, gadgets, white goods, consumer electronics, and appliances. However, nearly one in two Indian consumers got stuck with one or more high-value products with inherent defects. Consumers say the redressal of defective

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Safety First: Number of Customers Staying Away from Electric Scooters Rises 8 Times, Finds Survey

1st April 2022: During the past six months, there has been over eight times’ increase in the percentage of consumers concerned about the safety and performance of electric scooters. While the percentage of people planning to buy an electric scooter has declined, many are worried about the vehicle’s safety and performance issues, finds a survey

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Consumer Courts Can Direct Refund with Interest for Delay in Apartment Delivery: SC

8th April 2022: The Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday held that consumer courts can grant relief to flat purchasers who are aggrieved with delay in handing over of the flat as per the apartment buyers agreement. A bench, headed by justice UU Lalit and comprising justice S Ravindra Bhat and PS Narasimha, said: “We have

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Can’t have different MRP for same quantity, quality product in same region: Consumer Commission India

New Delhi: In a historical sequence, Karnataka State Consumer Commission It has been held that a manufacturer of a packaged commodity cannot levy two different MRPs on a product of the same quantity and quality in the same geographical area. Upholding the Bengaluru District Commission’s decision against PepsiCo, the state commission has imposed a fine

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