Changes to Mandatory Standards for Bean Bags 2016

Changes to Mandatory Standards for Bean Bags 2016

If you sell, manufacture or distribute bean bags, you will need to comply with the new mandatory safety standard that has been announced by the Australian Government. Although there has been a mandat...
Hoping to profit from extended warranties in 2015

Hoping to profit from extended warranties in 2015?

It’s the time of year when retailers are hoping to sell lots of extended warranties and planning for new products in 2015.  Not only do extended warranties add profit to the bottom line, but they...
Focus on sunglasses (pun intended)

Focus on sunglasses (pun intended)

In celebration of the first day of summer, we thought we would tell you some important news about sunglasses:  The ACCC has released a reminder to consumers to select safe sunglasses to wear this...
Don't make your Christmas sale a liability

Don’t make your Christmas sale a liability

We all know that Christmas is the time for sales.  It’s critical to ensure that savings claims are accurate and able to be substantiated. Such claims include “% off” or “was/now” price claims.&nb...
The importance of substantiating your product claims

The importance of substantiating your product claims.

It is not often in the fashion industry that health claims are made in relation to products. Reebok, made claims relating to the health benefits of wearing their EasyTone shoes. The ACCC found that R...
How safe are your products

How safe are your products?

A reminder of the importance of having a good compliance program. Having checks and balances in place can help will identify products that are covered by Mandatory Standards. Recently the ACCC issued...