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Agriculture

Competition and fair trading in the agriculture sector is a priority for the ACCC. We've compiled information and resources on competition and business issues that are relevant to the sector.

45 047 recalled Samsung washing machines not located

Over two years since the recall of 144,000 Samsung washing machine was announced, 45 047 recalled Samsung washing machines have not been located in homes across Australia, posing a serious fire risk to the community.

“Each of these machines is a fire risk and the ACCC is working with Samsung and NSW Fair Trading to try and locate these machines. If moisture penetrates the machine’s electrical connectors, a fire hazard can result. There have been reports of 252 fires/smoking incidents with the recalled models “. ACCC Deputy Chair Delia Rickard said.

ACCC enforcement guidance - free range hen egg claims

The ACCC has produced this guide to help hen egg producers of all sizes understand their fair trading rights and obligations when promoting or selling free range eggs. The guide will also inform consumers and the public more generally about the ACCC’s approach to free range egg claims, which may assist the public to have confidence buying free range.