Western Tool Distributors Pty Ltd - s.87B undertaking

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  • Western Tool Distributors Pty Ltd
    007 330 145

Undertaking

Western Tool Distributors Pty Ltd has provided a court-enforceable undertaking to the ACCC after acknowledging that trolley jacks it supplied in August 2002 did not comply with the mandatory consumer product safety standard for hydraulic trolley jacks.

The packaging and the jack itself indicated that it had a nominated capacity of 1.4 tonnes and 1400kgs respectively, but instructions supplied with the jack indicated that its capacity was 2 tonnes. Additionally, the jacks did not meet the requirements that safe usage instructions be supplied and that seven specific warnings be given.

Western Tool Distributors Pty Ltd has offered consumers with the non-compliant jack either:

  • amended instructions that comply with the standard; or
  • a replacement of the jack with a new jack that complies with the standard; or
  • a refund of the purchase price of the jack.

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