Alco Battery Sales (Aust) Pty Limited - s.87B undertaking

Company or individual details

  • Alco Battery Sales (Aust) Pty Limited
    002 915 326

Undertaking

Alco Battery Sales (Aust) Pty Limited is an importer and distributor of batteries for various applications including the Fullriver DCG Series batteries (the Products) which are represented as gel batteries.

The Products are imported from the manufacturer, Fullriver Battery Manufacture Co. Ltd which is based in China.

Testing of a DCG100-12/Gel Product showed that it contained only 0.55% silicone dioxide and accordingly, it was not a gel battery.

The product tested was in fact an absorbed glass mat (AGM) battery.

Alco Battery Sales (Aust) Pty Limited has provided court enforceable undertakings to the ACCC to:

  • refrain from making representations concerning the composition of the Products in the future;
  • offer a full refund of the purchase price of the Product to those consumers who purchased the Product from Alco Battery Sales, or a distributor or a retailer who supplied them with the Product or offer a replacement battery; and
  • implement and maintain a trade practices compliance program.

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