Don’t Buy “Toyota” Brand of Engine Oil, SON Tells Vehicle Owners

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Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has warned Nigerians from patronising unregistered Toyota brand of engine oil in the Nigerian markets.

In a statement issued on Friday by its Director General, Osita Aboloma Esq. saying the suspected substandard Toyota brand of engine oil was discovered through the SON regular market surveillance activity in its 42 State offices across the country.

According to him, the imported product has neither undergone the SON offshore conformity assessment process nor was it registered with the organisation for traceability and quality verification.

SON stated that the Toyota brand of engine oil is being sold in One (1) litre and Four (4) litre containers to unsuspecting Nigerian Consumers.

“The suspected substandard product has no close or remote relationship with the Toyota brands of automobile or the manufacturers.

Nigerians were advised to avoid patronage of the Toyota brand of engine oil in the meantime, stressing that SON operatives are on the trail of other uncertified and unregistered brands of engine oil in the Nigerian markets for necessary regulatory action.

“Patronize only certified made-in-Nigeria brands of engine oil with the MANCAP logo and imported brands that have undergone the SON offshore conformity assessment process andNare duly registered for traceability and quality verification

The SON assured the Nigerian public that all purveyors of substandard and life threatening products would be prosecuted in line with the provisions of the SON Act 14 of 2015 and the criminal code once apprehended.

SON also frowned at the importation of poor quality products into Nigeria to engage in unfair competition with high quality, certified, made-in- Nigeria brands

Abass Latifat

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