Traders warned to move away from recycling fireworks stock
November 1, 2018 4:43 am
Traders are being warned to move away from recycling old fireworks stock.
Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission Chief Executive, Joel Abraham says its staff are currently monitoring all fireworks sold by traders as Diwali celebration begins.*
Abraham says they are also working to ensure that all traders selling fireworks are compliant.
“The shelf-life of fireworks is quite long but you must ensure that whatever you are selling is of high quality. So if the fireworks were exposed to moisture, or wet, you should not put them out for sale.”
Abraham says consumers also have the right to lodge complaints against traders who are selling faulty goods.
He adds the Commission is conducting a joint surveillance with other relevant agencies to ensure that traders provide the best to consumers.
Fireworks are permitted between 5pm to 10pm on any other day.
On Diwali, the permitted usage time is between 5pm to 12 midnight.