Bunnings slapped on wrist

 

blind, window, peekThe Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has accepted a court enforceable undertaking from Bunnings for selling window blinds that failed to comply with mandatory safety standards.

The ACCC found that Bunnings sold Matchstick Blinds that did not carry mandatory safety warnings on the retail packaging, during routine market surveillance.

“Safety warnings are crucial, especially when they relate to children. Labels on external packaging are meant to warn consumers prior to purchase of the risk of serious injury to children,” ACCC deputy chair, Delia Rickard, said.

Bunnings has agreed to implement a range of compliance initiatives as part of the undertaking and has assured the ACCC that it will strengthen its compliance program for window coverings, which will include conducting pre-shipping inspections, upgrading training for management and buyers, and conducting regular audits.

Bunnings has now recalled more than 3600 Matchstick Blinds sold between January and March 2013.

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