The Kenya Bureau of standards (Kebs) has impounded 15,000 substandard inner motorcycle tubes valued at Ksh4.5 million from a Nairobi company. The tubes were seized from Rundra Traders Limited at Babadogo in the Eastlands.
In a statement issued on Sunday, 30th August, Kebs Managing Director Bernard Njiraini said that the inner tubes branded RTL failed to meet the requirements of the standard in Tensile Elongation, as outlined in the Kenya Standard (KS) 700:1990-Specification for inner tyre tubes for motorised vehicles, a critical safety parameter.
The seized goods will be destroyed at the owners’ expense.
“It is the responsibility of the manufacturer/importer to ensure continued compliance to set standards. Processing, manufacturing, stocking, and/or offering for sale substandard goods or products that do not comply with set standards is prohibited by the laws of Kenya under the Standards Act Chapter 496,” he added.
He said Kebs would continue to monitor products through factory inspections, product certification, and market surveillance activities to ensure that the public is protected from harmful products.
Njiraini further urged the general public to be on the lookout for products suspected substandard and also report to the authorities.