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Category Archives: Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)

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Will the CPSC Provide Guidance for Compliance Programs?

Posted in Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), CPSC Enforcement Actions, Federal Regulations, Voluntary Recalls

As the February 4th commenting deadline for CPSC’s voluntary remedial actions rulemaking approaches, many companies and trade associations are pondering not only the wisdom of CPSC’s insertion of compliance programs into voluntary recall negotiations, but also how those compliance programs might evolve and take shape moving forward. To date, the agency has listed a few circumstances… Continue Reading

Large Retailer Fined for Violating Australia’s Product Safety Laws

Posted in Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA), CPSC Civil Penalties, Retailer Product Safety, Supply Chain Risk Management

At the end of December, Dimmeys, a large Australian discount department store, was fined approximately $3 million dollars by an Australian court for violating Australia’s federal product safety laws for the fifth time. The retailer’s supplier, Starite Distributors, was fined $600,000, and the owner of Dimmeys has been banned from managing the company (or any… Continue Reading