RIYADH — The Ministry of Commerce and Investment has announced the recall of over 70,000 household electrical appliances during the current year.

They included various several brands of air-conditioners, refrigerators, freezers and washing machines, as they were not in conformity with the energy efficiency specifications, and were likely to cause a rise in electricity consumption, more than that mentioned on the energy efficiency sticker on the appliance, as well as raise the consumer’s electricity bill.

The ministry has called on all consumers using appliances of the types included in the recall to verify the serial number of the product via the website of the Center for Recalling Products Not in Conformity with Specifications.