Consumers Association of Penang

Giving voice to the little people...since 1970

Sand mining activities cause damage and deaths

The Consumers association of Penang (CAP) welcomes and lauds the 2008 decision of the Sungai Petani Sessions Court Judge Puan Azizah Mahamud who awarded 2 families damages amounting to RM36,000 for burial and bereavement costs as well as interests and costs for the drowning of 3 children due to the negligence of independent contractor Abdul Halim Hashim and the Department of Land and Mines, Kedah.

Batteries can leak, overheat and rupture - causing chemical burns to your kids

batteryYour household batteries, those cylindrical little storehouses of power which come in various sizes, look harmless and in fact safe enough what with their gleaming metal casing and all, right?

These batteries can leak, over-heat and rupture. When this happens, corrosive liquid can cause chemical burns to children.
 

FROM CRANES TO PILING RIGS

Each time an incident has occurred at a construction site and it resulted in the death of one or more innocent lives, The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) called on the government to conduct a full inquiry into the operations of the Department of Safety and Health’s (DOSH) operations; but unfortunately, it seems to have fallen on deaf ears.

We are iterating that call on account of the couple who was crushed by a piling rig as they were passing a construction site along Persiaran Astana, Klang, last Friday.

SUBSTANDARD GOODS FLOOD THE MARKET

Electrical goods not confirming to mandatory Sirim standards.

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) found substandard goods that include locks, stationery, school bags, watches, electrical goods, shoes, tools, and toys flooding the market during its recent market survey.

Some of these items are priced as low as RM2, their prices were a fraction of a similar product of a better quality but appeared to be popular among consumers of the lower income group.

CAP’s point of contention is whether these products meet safe product requirements because being cheap is pointless if they are not safe for consumers’ use.

Help bus drivers in order to protect passengers

The Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) refers to the recent report in the press on the confessions of an express bus driver who had been plying the Kuala Lumpur-Terengganu route for 10 years.