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Consumer authority  fines e-commerce firm Flipkart Rs 1,000,000 for selling substandard pressure cookers

Central Consumer Protection Authority (CCPA) has fined Flipkart Rs 1,000,000 for allowing the sale of substandard domestic pressure cookers on its platform.

By wasmulhaq 
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New Delhi: 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 substandard household pressure cookers on its platform.

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In an interview, Nidhi Khare, chief commissioner of the CCPA, said that Flipkart has been fined Rs. 1,000,000 for violating the rights of consumers by allowing the sale of subpar pressure cookers on its e-commerce platforms and violating the rights of consumers.

According to Nidhi, Flipkart has also been ordered to inform customers about all 598 pressure cookers sold on its platform, recall the pressure cookers, and give customers their money back.

Additionally, she said, the company was required to provide a compliance report on the same within 45 days.

Flipkart is an Indian e-commerce company, headquartered in Bengaluru and incorporated in Singapore as a private limited company. The firm, in the beginning, focused on online book sales. Then it started expanding its business in other segments such as consumer electronics, fashion, home essentials, groceries, lifestyle products, and so on.

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