The operation is part of Morocco’s recent campaign to fight low quality, cheap, and high-risk chargers in response to the high rate of home accidents caused by electronic products.
The operation took place in collaboration with customs services.
A statement from the ministry said that examination on samples of the chargers imported from China showed that the products did not meet standards and posed a “threat to the health and safety of citizens.”
The statement added that inspection services took necessary measures, in accordance with the procedures in force.
Security services seized a total of 556,500 imported chargers failing to meet stands since the beginning of 2019.
The ministry of industry in collaboration with the services of the Ministry of the Interior has been consulting board control to ensure a good quality of products distributed in the local market.
Tuesday’s operation is part of Morocco’s campaign to fight low-quality electronic products.
On September 13, the ministry announced the launch of the campaign to “protect Moroccan consumers” from hazards linked to low-quality home appliances, especially mobile phone chargers and batteries.
The ministry said that the measure comes as an “urgent” response to a number of incidents in the past months.
The campaign came a month after the death of a 7-year old girl in a house fire.
The 7-year-old girl, Hiba, lost her life in a blaze caused by a low-quality telephone charger in her room. She lived in a low-income neighborhood in Sidi Allal Bahraoui, a small town in the Khemisset Province in the Rabat-Kenitra-Sale region.