A consumer court on Monday issued a notice, for July 10, to a furniture shop proprietor Shop in a Rs50,000 damages suit.
Petitioner Rashid Sadiq has sued Gulberg Carpets and Furniture. Sadiq said that he had bought a bed on April 11 from the shop and had been assured that in case of a defect, the bed would be replaced. He said when the bed was delivered, he discovered that the wooden support upon which the mattress was to be placed was missing.
He claims that substandard material had been used on the upper part of the bed and that the board “which is used in book binding” came off when he “tried to check its strength”.
He says he asked the respondent to replace the bed, as he had mentioned on the receipt, but was refused.
He has prayed the court to direct the respondent to replace the defective bed and pay him Rs50,000 as damages.
Muhammad Irfan, who works at the shop, said that they had asked the petitioner to bring the bed to their shop and were willing to replace it. “[The petitioner] is our client and we don’t want to annoy him,” he said.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 2nd, 2013.
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