SON confiscates N100m of substandard energy saving bulbs


The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), has seized two containers of substandard energy saving bulbs worth over N100 million, in continuance of its zero tolerance for substandard products while also safeguarding lives and properties ‎in the country, The Guardian reports.

The Director, Inspectorate and Compliance, Bede Obayi, explained that the products failed conformity tests conducted by the agency. He maintained that after carrying out series of laboratory tests on the bulbs ‎displaying 85watts capacity, the agency discovered that the bulbs could only do 25 watts representing less than 30 per cent of the rated value of the bulbs.

Obayi expressed concern over the continuous unscrupulous activities by these not well meaning importers, saying that the agency under its new leadership of the Director General, SON, Aboloma Osita, is out to safeguard and protect the lives of innocent Nigerians in the country.