‘Substandard’ product impounded

The Standard Organisations of Nigeria (SON) in Anambra State has impounded 1,223 cartons of “EmmaScale” paint for non-compliance to quality standards.

It also sealed the warehouse of EmmaScale Nigeria Ltd. on Modebe Street and its Operational Office in the Building Materials Market, Bridge Head, Onitsha.

A SON official, Viginus Omeje, said the seized product was neither registered nor presented for quality assessment.

According to Omeje, the company also faked SON’s registration logo which was assigned to a similar product, thus misleading the public.

He said the impounded products would be kept at the Enugu office for further investigation, adding that the firm’s Managing Director, still at large, will face the consequences of counterfeiting the government’s seal.