423,000 leaky adult diapers seized in Chonburi

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Putchong Janjumrat (right), the 28-year-old son of the warehouse owner, blamed his father for smuggling the diapers in through Laem Chabang Port to sell online.

Chonburi public-health officials seized almost a half-million unregulated adult diapers from a plastic-pellet warehouse in Koh Chan.



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Consumer protection officers accompanied by Chonburi police armed with a search warrant hit the warehouse in Taboonmee Oct 22 after being tipped off to nonstandard diapers being sold illegally out of the plastic-pellet warehouse.

Authorities found 141 plastic bags each containing 3,000 diapers, a total of 423,000 worth an estimated 1 million baht.

Authorities found 141 plastic bags each containing 3,000 diapers, a total of 423,000 worth an estimated 1 million baht.



Putchong Janjumrat, the 28-year-old son of the warehouse owner, blamed his father for smuggling the diapers in through Laem Chabang Port to sell online. Putchong said he was unaware the diapers were not Food and Drug Administration-approved.

Consumer Protection Department officials said the FDA had received many complaints about the diapers purchased online, saying they were poor quality and leaked.

The owner was charged with importing medical supplies with no registration or permission.