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- Sleepmaster Pty Ltd093 123 543
Sleepmaster Pty Ltd has acknowledged that the 100% goose down content claims it made for its 'Jason' brand down quilts, and the 100% cotton content claims it made for its 'Onkaparinga' brand cotton quilts, may have been false and misleading to consumers and may contravene the TPA.
ACCC testing of two 'Jason' brand down quilts showed that the quilts contained approximately 70% goose down, significantly less than the represented 100%. ACCC testing of two 'Onkaparinga' brand cotton quilts showed that the quilts contained approximately 87% cotton, significantly less than the represented 100%.
Sleepmaster advised the ACCC that the 100% down content claims it made for its 'Jason' quilts were made in reliance on the labelling percentage tolerances allowed in Australian Standard 2479-1987 ('Down and/or feather filling materials and filled products') and that it had not intended to mislead or deceive consumers.
Sleepmaster has undertaken to:
- offer refunds to consumers who purchased a 'Jason' brand quilt represented to contain 100% goose down; and
- refrain in future from making any down or cotton content claims for its products unless the claims can be substantiated by independent testing on its finished products where the manufacturing process has been completed.
Sleepmaster will implement a trade practices compliance program for Sleepmaster employees and other persons involved in its business.