Undertaking date

Undertaking type

s.87B undertaking

Reference number



ss. 52 and 53(c)

Company or individual details

  • Name

    Colonel Clints Crazy Bargain Stores Pty Ltd


    003 038 702


Colonel Clints Crazy Bargain Stores Pty Ltd is incorporated in the state of New South Wales and its principal activities include the supply of goods by retail to consumers in Australia through a chain of gift ware and novelty item stores in Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland and the Australian Capital Territory.

An advertisement in Clints Spring Sale catalogue, commencing 4 September 2000, depicted a person riding a lightweight portable micro scooter and contained the representation: “Australian Standards: tested & approved”. Following a Commission investigation, it was confirmed by Standards Australia that an Australian Standard for scooters does not exist. The Commission reached the view that Clints contravened the Trade Practices Act 1974 (the Act) in that Clints made a false representation in that advertisement in contravention of sections 52 and 53 (c) of the Act.