22 of 25 portable fans fail Taiwan’s product tests

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's Consumer Protection Committee (CPC, 行政院消費者保護處) announced that a mere three of 25 hand-held and rechargeable fan passed Taiwan's product tests on Sept. 3. ...

Taiwan’s top 7 alternative and unique B&Bs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Bed and Breakfasts have become something of a phenomenon in Taiwan in recent years. As the travel boom in Taiwan has continued to blossom, hotel prices have crept up and up...

Authority: Shipping container B&Bs are illegal in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taiwan’s Cabinet-level Consumer Protection Committee (CPC) announced Tuesday that 15 "home stay facility" operators were found violating the "Regul...

Video shows Taiwan Costco customers bum-rush pallet of toilet paper

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As fear of a shortage toilet paper continues to spook Taiwanese consumers, panic buying has continued, and video has surfaced of a crowd clambering for some fresh rolls after a...

TPapocalypse: The great Taiwan toilet paper panic of 2018

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Panic buying of toilet paper broke out over the weekend in Taiwan as word spread of a steep hike in the price of the toilet tissue due to a drastic rise in global pulp pri...

Taiwan's govt to act if collusion proven in toilet paper price hikes

Taipei, Feb. 24 (CNA) Taiwan's cabinet, the Executive Yuan, has vowed to act if it finds local toilet paper vendors have colluded to raise prices without good reason. In a statement released on...

Nine restaurant chains face questioning over price hikes

        TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Nine restaurant chains, including Pizza Hut, faced questioning by government officials next week over plans for price hikes possibly relat...

Ting Hsin affiliate sentenced to compensation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In the first compensation verdict following a string of food safety scandals, Ting Hsin International affiliate Cheng I Food Company was sentenced to pay NT$9.36 million (US$288...

60% of USB power supplies fail quality inspection: survey

The quality of over 60 percent of USB power supplies sold in Taiwan is not up to standard, according to the results of a survey released Friday by the Cabinet's Consumer Protection Committee. The c...

Government to set up foundation for burn victims (update)

Taipei, July 2 (CNA) Premier Mao Chi-kuo (???) announced Thursday that the government will establish a foundation to provide long-term care for the victims of the June 27 explosion at a New Taipei ...

Wang expects Lu to face over NT$1 billion in liability insurance

The organizer of Saturday’s "Color Play Asia" party Lu Chung-chi was released on bail of NT$1 million after been apprehended by prosecutors from the Shihlin District Prosecutors Office on Sunday. ...

Bogus bottled beverage: company caught selling fake mineral water

Taipei, April 24 (CNA) A bottled water manufacturer in Kaohsiung City has been discovered to be selling bogus mineral water made from unlicensed underground water resources, prosecutors said Friday....

Devices, subscriptions top consumer grievances: consumer agency

Taipei, April 3 (CNA) Disputes over "telecommunications services" and "mobile device and peripheral" sales topped consumer complaints for the third consecutive year in 2014, the Consumer Protection ...

Foundation to file class-action suit against tainted oil makers

The Consumers' Foundation announced Monday that it will file a class action on behalf of consumers in mid-April against four producers of allegedly tainted edible oils and ask for compensation of more...

Government to help consumers file class action suit in tofu case

Taipei, Jan. 10 (CNA) The Cabinet's Consumer Protection Committee said Saturday it will help consumers affected by a recent food scandal involving dried tofu products file a class action lawsuit to ...