The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has accepted a court enforceable undertaking from HP PPS Australia Pty Ltd (HP PPS) in relation to the failure to disclose to consumers that certain HP inkjet printers had been installed with technology intended to prevent those printers working with non-HP ink cartridges. HP PPS has admitted that it was likely to have contravened sections 18, 29(1)(g) and 33 of the Australian Consumer Law (ACL).
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has accepted a court enforceable undertaking from Cardtronics Australasia Pty Ltd regarding unfair contract terms in contracts governing Automatic Teller Machines deployed on the premises of small businesses. The relevant contract terms cover automatic contract renewal, unilateral fee increases and first right of refusal when renegotiating contracts. Unfair contract terms can be declared void under section 23 of the Australian Consumer Law.