Timbermate Products Pty Ltd (Timbermate) carries on business as a manufacturer, importer and distributor of hardware products and supplies including a moulded rubber tie down strap branded “Quickties”.
Kyberguard Pty Ltd, trading as Soldsmart, is a company that operates an online sales website at www.soldsmart.com.au, advertising and selling a variety of products including ride-on car toys for children of varying ages.
JB Hi-Fi Group Pty Ltd (JB Hi-Fi) is a retailer that supplies a wide range of products, including mobile phones, televisions, DVD recorders, computers, iPod players, home theatre products, music, games, car sound, digital cameras, printers and accessories.
Stamford Hotels Pty Ltd (Stamford Hotels) is the owner and operator of the Stamford Grand North Ryde (the Hotel). In April 2008, then General Manager of the Hotel, Mr Bruce McLean, allegedly made a misleading representation to a guest of the Hotel that the advertising of Stamford Hotels had clearance from the ACCC.
Mark Hawkins, Merin Hawkins and Medalist (Victoria) Pty Ltd carry on business in partnership (the Medalist partnership) as a wholesale supplier of hand tools to the retail hardware and nursery industries.
Brilliant Signs Pty Ltd carries on business as a hardware wholesaler which includes the wholesaling of elastic luggage straps.
On 31 August 2007 Brilliant Signs supplied certain SSA branded elastic luggage straps to one of its customers for retail sale to consumers.
Service Station Supplies (Aust) Pty Ltd (SSSA) carries on business as a wholesaler of car care and convenience products to retail service stations and convenience store operators.
Between about June 2004 and July 2008 SSSA supplied certain SSA and MGR branded elastic luggage straps (the SSA and MGR straps) to its service station and convenience store operator customers.
Mitre 10 Australia Limited (Mitre 10) is a wholesaler of hardware products which includes elastic luggage straps.
Between June 2007 and August 2008 Mitre 10 imported and distributed elastic luggage straps packaged under its private label brand ‘Warrior Bungee Cord’.
Bunnings Group Limited is a major retailer of home improvement products in Australia. One of the products sold by Bunnings is a rubber luggage strap known as Quickties Tie Down Strap (Quickties).
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is responsible for ensuring compliance with prescribed consumer product safety standards under the Trade Practices Act 1974 (TPA).
On 12 February 2009, the ACCC accepted the undertaking of Mr Mark Rafferty.
Under the undertaking, Mr Rafferty agrees that he will not deploy in favour of Toll Express, Toll or its related bodies corporate any confidential information obtained by Mr Rafferty during the course of his employment with Pacific National Limited.