OzSale Fined $500K Over Children’s Nightwear
Online reseller OzSale has been hit with another massive fine, this time over supplying children’s nightwear which did not comply with the Australian mandatory safety standard.
OzSale were penalised a fine of $500,000 over the matter.
“The ACCC brought these proceedings because Ozsale placed children at increased risk of injury by supplying non-compliant garments. The Orange Superhero Pajamas were particularly concerning, as the fabric and the length of the cape presented a very real risk of injury, as it could easily brush against a heat source and very quickly catch fire,” ACCC Deputy Chair Delia Rickard said.
“The mandatory safety standard for children’s nightwear exists to ensure that consumers have accurate information about flammability. In this case, one garment was so unsafe that it should not have been supplied in Australia at all.”
“All retailers who sell products covered by an Australian mandatory safety standard must ensure they have compliance processes in place to verify that the products they supply meet the safety standard. Failure to do so not only puts consumers at risk but, as these penalties demonstrate, is a breach of the Australian Consumer Law which can attract significant penalties,” Ms Rickard said.
It’s the second such fine faced by the company in as many months.
OzSale were fined $10,800 back in July over consumer guarantee misrepresentation.