Hagemeyer Brands Australia Pty Limited trading as Hagemeyer Appliances - s.87B undertaking

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  • Hagemeyer Brands Australia Pty Limited trading as Hagemeyer Appliances
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Undertaking

Hagemeyer Brands Australia Pty Limited trading as Hagemeyer Appliances (Hagemeyer), importer and distributor of Dimplex air conditioning products has admitted to making statements that particular Dimplex air conditioning products were "environmentally friendly" when this is not correct.

The statements concerned the environmental benefits of certain Dimplex air conditioning units containing the hydrofluorocarbon refrigerant, R407C gas. R407C gas is a greenhouse gas which will contribute to global warming if released into the atmosphere. While R407C gas is less harmful to the environment than certain hydrofluorocarbon refrigerants such as R22 gas, R407C gas is not considered "environmentally friendly".

Hagemeyer has provided court enforceable undertakings to the ACCC that it will:

  • refrain from making misleading representations that R407C gas or the airconditioning products that use R407C gas are environmentally friendly;
  • publish corrective notices; and
  • implement a trade practices compliance program, for Hagemeyer employees and other persons involved in its business, designed to minimise Hagemeyer's risk of future breaches of sections 52, 53 and 55 of the TPA

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