Woolworths hit with $3 million fine for a raft of dodgy products
Woolworths has been hit with a more than $3 million penalty for failing to swiftly alert the consumer watchdog about and continuing to stock a raft of faulty products, including a house brand drain cleaner that burned a hole in a baby’s leg.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission launched legal action against the retail giant in September 2014, alleging it had made false or misleading statements about a range of products and continued to sell them after receiving reports of injuries.
Federal Court Justice James Edelman slapped Woolworths with a $3 million pecuniary penalty for six courses of conduct involving the items, along with a $57,000 penalty for failing to comply with reporting obligations. The Daily Telegraph – Read more…