Profeco suspends 6 businesses for abuses in the sale of medical oxygen

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The Federal Consumer Attorney’s Office (Profeco) carried out an operation of check in which he detected abuses of merchants of medicinal oxygen, for which he ordered the suspension of the sale of tanks in 6 establishments and imposed fines in another 10 businesses.

As a result of 31 visits on December 22, 23 and 24, Profeco detected that the establishments did not provide documentary proof to the verifiers of the variation in the costs of oxygen refilling and the sale of oxygen tanks from January to November of 2020.

They also did not report cylinder refill prices or the terms and conditions for consumer billing.

Non-compliances were detected in 16 establishments, 10 resulted in a violation and in six the precautionary measure of suspension was imposed.

The establishments in which the sale was suspended in four of Mexico City, one in the State of Mexico and another in Jalisco: Magda Jiménez García, in Mariano Escobedo 144; Gonfar Infra, in Río San Joaquín 5805; Medical Oxygen Refills, José Tomás Cuellar 36, Colonia Obrera; Oxigen Air Purity for Life, Fray Pedro de Gante 20, Tlalpan; Infra, Avenida Patria 1122, Zapopan, Jalisco; and Infra, Independencia Oriente 801, Toluca, Edomex.

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The 10 businesses that received violations, but were not suspended from marketing since they corrected the violation immediately:

Infra Médica, Comercio 119, Escandón; Oxygens and Acetylene, Avenida Malinche 22, Tijuana, Baja California; Oxygen Rodríguez, General Antonio Cárdenas 507, Iztapalapa, Mexico City; Infra, Calzada Ermita Iztapalapa 4050, Iztapalapa; Infra, Calle 18, number 1; Infra, Malintzin 12, Gustavo A. Madero; Infra Azcapotzalco, Avenida Tezozomoc, all of these in Mexico City.

In addition to Queretaro Oxygen Tanks, Bajío Medicinal Oxygen; Naucalpan Industrial Medicinal oxygen refills, Naucalpan, among others.

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