Harbin Pty Ltd - s.87B undertaking

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  • Harbin Pty Ltd
    005 339 328

Undertaking

The ACCC has accepted court enforceable undertakings, pursuant to section 87B of the Trade Practices Act 1974, from Harbin Pty Ltd trading as Ray's Outdoors.

The acceptance of the undertaking is in resolution of the ACCC's concerns that in supplying Wild Country elastic luggage straps Ray's Outdoors may have breached the mandatory product safety standard for elastic luggage straps that is prescribed under the Act. Due to potential harm that luggage straps can cause the mandatory safety standard requires them to have a permanently attached label containing a specifically worded warning.

Upon investigation the ACCC found that these straps did not appear to comply with the mandatory safety standard. Once Ray's Outdoors was notified of the problem by the ACCC it acted quickly by withdrawing all Wild Country straps from point of sale, volunteering to relabel Wild Country straps to comply with the mandatory safety standard, and volunteering to place recall notices in relevant newspapers throughout Victoria.

Ray's Outdoors has also volunteered to upgrade its trade practices compliance program with a focus on consumer product safety standards, and that it will continue to review its trade practices compliance program with the assistance of an independent annual audit of its program for three years.

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Variations

18 January 2010Harbin Pty Ltd - variation - s.87B undertakingvariation of original
21 September 2004Harbin Pty Ltd - s.87B undertakingoriginal