By The Nation
Wanchai Phanomchai, secretary-general of Thai Industrial Standards Institute (TISI), announced the move after an inspection of DMall Commercial and Trading Co warehouses in Onnut district revealed more than 1,400 illegally imported electrical appliances and toys worth Bt2.3 million.
Among the unregistered items stored at the warehouse for sale online were more than 1,000 air fryers, grill pans, shubu pots, sandwich makers, ovens, and toys. TISI officials seized the items and are taking legal action against the company.
"Cheap electrical appliances are becoming popular among consumers, resulting in the smuggling of large quantities of unregistered and unsafe products for sale in Thailand – especially low-price air fryers, which are gaining popularity with people who are staying home amid the Covid-19 outbreak,” said Wanchai.
He advised consumers to carefully check products before purchasing them online, as those without a TISI licence number might not be safe to use.