On Wednesday, the Central Consumer Protection Authority (CCPA) said that it has fined e-commerce company Flipkart Rs 1,000,000 for allowing the sale of subpar household pressure cookers on its platform.
According to CCPA Chief Commissioner Nidhi Khare, Flipkart has been fined Rs 1,000,000 for violating consumer rights by enabling the sale of subpar pressure cookers on its e-commerce site.
According to her, Flipkart has also been ordered to inform customers about all 598 pressure cookers sold on its platform, recall the cookers, and give customers their money back.
Additionally, she said, the business was required to provide a compliance report on the same within 45 days.
In a related situation, Amazon, a big online retailer, was hit with a similar fine of Rs. 1 lakh earlier this month for selling pressure cookers that didn’t adhere to quality standards.
The authorities had sent letters to vendors registered on other significant e-commerce platforms, such as Amazon, Flipkart, Paytm Mall, ShopClues, and Snapdeal.