Fang Long Tang Pty Ltd—Boboriyong Stretch Cords

PRA number

2009/10555

Published date

Product description

Boboriyong Stretch packaged in poly bag with a cardboard header card. 2 Piece set – 90 cm striped elastic cord with white plastic-coated hooks attached to each end – various colours (APN 6938383130349). Single 1.5m thick elastic cord with flat metal hooks attached at each end – various colours (APN 6938383130356). Elastic luggage straps were available for purchase at Direct Savings discount store City and Stones Corner and I-Life Factory store at Fortitude Valley from October 2008 to December 2008.
Metal Type Rope
Plastic Hook
Identifying features
N/A

Other identifying numbers

N/A

What are the defects?

The product does not comply with the Trade Practices Act standard for elastic luggage straps. The luggage straps must bear a warning that is permanently attached to the strap: "WARNING. Avoid eye injury. DO NOT overstretch. ALWAYS keep face and body out of recoil path. DO NOT use when strap has visible signs of wear or damage". The cords did not bear this warning label on the product.

What are the hazards?

Injury.

What should consumers do?

Return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund. Contact Direct Savings on (07)3012 8068 or via email at directsavings@gmail.com or at 78 Queen St Mall Brisbane 4000.

Supplier

Fang Long Tang Pty Ltd

Where the product was sold

Queensland

Responsible regulator

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is the responsible regulator for this recall.

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