Thursday, 06 January 2022 12:58

Defensoría activates inspection plan and price survey on school supplies

Written by Evelyn Alas

The Defensoría del Consumidor launched this wednesday at national level the Plan Defensoría Escolar 2022, in order to protect the rights and interests of consumers during the purchase of school supplies.

In view of the approaching start of the school year, the president of the Defensoría del Consumidor, Ricardo Salazar, informed that the plan includes inspections and price surveys in bookstores and establishments offering school supplies, laptops and tablets.

The Defensoría Escolar 2022 will also verify the e-commerce of school supplies to ensure compliance with the provisions of the Consumer Protection Law, as well as respect for the rights of consumers, Salazar emphasized.

The Defensoría del Consumidor has also made available to citizens a total of 68 days of information services, legal advice and complaint management, through 26 points of attention installed in the main shopping centers, parks, squares and some city halls of the country, among other places of greater concentration of population.

At the same time, consumers have the means of non-face-to-face attention such as WhatsApp 7860-9704 and the telephone number 910, in the following service hours:

910 service hours

Monday to friday, from 8 am to 4 pm

Saturdays, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

WhatsApp service hours 7860-9704

From monday to friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m

Saturdays and sundays, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m