In a proactive move before the festive season, Deputy Governor Anuwat Modepring led an inspection along with officials, focusing on stores selling fireworks and lanterns in Nuea Khlong District, an area significant for traditional celebrations near Krabi International Airport.
Amidst the anticipation of events like the Loi Krathong festival and New Year’s Eve, it was observed that certain store operators failed to comply with labeling regulations for fireworks, as mandated by Committee Announcement No. 36 of 2013. The committee emphasizes clear labeling details for consumer safety.
The inspection targeted shops such as An Nuea Khlong, Thamdee Sangthathan Talad Rungroj, Jindaporn, and Nusara, aiming to educate and safeguard consumers’ rights while advising on the safe use of festive items like firecrackers and fireworks. It was noted that while these shops mostly offered firecrackers for sale, items like fireworks and sky lanterns were absent, attributed to concerns over potential dangers and the necessity for secure storage.
Deputy Governor Anuwat Modepring stressed the need for caution, citing past incidents reported in media where misuse or improper storage of such products led to accidents, resulting in severe injuries or fatalities. To ensure consumer safety during festivals, he urged parents to supervise children and prevent potential risks associated with these festive objects.
Highlighting the proximity of Nuea Khlong District Market to Krabi International Airport, Deputy Governor Anuwat emphasized the prohibition of sky lanterns in these areas to prevent any disruptions to air traffic during takeoff and landing due to potential noise concerns.