The Federal Court has today ordered Woolworths Limited (Woolworths) to pay total penalties of $3.057 million for breaches of the Australian Consumer Law relating to safety issues with house brand products sold in Woolworths supermarkets, Big W and Masters stores.
Acting NSW Fair Trading Commissioner John Tansey is warning NSW consumers and businesses about recalled products that pose a threat to public safety and encouraging people to check the ACCC recalls website at www.recalls.gov.au for information or to subscribe for email alerts.
Over two years since the recall of 144,000 Samsung washing machine was announced, 45 047 recalled Samsung washing machines have not been located in homes across Australia, posing a serious fire risk to the community.
New South Wales Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe and CHOICE are warning consumers of the potential dangers of mermaid tails, a water play product that binds a child’s legs and acts as a flipper so the child can swim like a mermaid.
Flashing decorations, jewellery, musical stockings and greeting cards are among the items that made it on to the naughty list during Consumer Protection’s annual pre-Christmas product safety inspections.