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CBS updates

Below is a list of the latest CBS updates including public warning, assurances and CBS campaigns.

What to consider when using a furniture removalist 17 August 2018 - Moving house can be a stressful time. Be prepared and ensure your furniture and personal belongings are packed and moved securely so you don’t end up spending more than you bargained for. Get the right quote for you There are many options when choosing a furniture removalist. Everyone’s needs are different, so it is important Continue reading
PRM Fabrication Engineering – Undertaking 16 August 2018 - Nicholas Daniel Cimesa trading as PRM Fabrication Engineering entered into an undertaking with Consumer and Business Services (CBS) to not accept payment for goods or services and fail to provide those goods or services within a reasonable time. Signed undertaking (PDF 141KB)
Gardenia Home Garden Decor – Undertaking 14 August 2018 - Gardenia Home Garden Decor Pty Ltd, Ducco Pty Ltd and the directors Mr Teo and Mr Nguyen have entered into an undertaking with Consumer and Business Services (CBS) to voluntary recall decorative alcohol fuelled devices that failed to meet the mandatory safety standards. Gardenia Home Garden Decor signed undertaking (PDF 1.4KB)
Color life – undertaking 6 August 2018 - Emall Pty Ltd trading as Color Life has entered into an undertaking with Consumer and Business Services (CBS) to voluntarily recall 3 styles of baby cots that fail to meet Australian safety standards. The business, who sells online, is required to contact all customers who bought cots to discontinue using the cot and destroy them Continue reading
Spend A Penny – undertaking 19 July 2018 - John Farrugia, Mary Farrugia, Rosemarie Farrugia and David Farrugia trading as Spend A Penny have acknowledged that they breached section 106 and 136 of the Australian Consumer Law by supplying, offering for supply, manufacturing, possessing, or having control of consumer goods that do not comply with an applicable safety and information standard. The partnership gave Continue reading

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Media releases

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Tiling work not the Best – media release 14 August 2018 - A tiling company has been fined more than $11,000 for providing three clients with substandard renovations and for undertaking work it was not properly licenced to do. Best Tiling and Renovations Pty Ltd and its sole director Mr Branislav Zivlak last week pleaded guilty in the Adelaide Magistrates Court to offences under the Building Work Continue reading
$175,000 penalty for “greedy” unlicensed builder – media release 13 August 2018 - A “greedy” unlicensed builder who gambled away money paid by clients and left a trail of substandard or incomplete work in his wake has been fined $175,000 in the Adelaide Magistrates Court for breaches of consumer protection laws. In court, Peter John Wotton admitted to breaches of the Australian Consumer Law and the Building Work Continue reading
Imported eyeliner removed from SA shelves – media release 25 July 2018 - Nearly 100 imported eyeliner bottles potentially containing dangerous levels of lead have been removed from South Australian shelves following action from Consumer and Business Services. Commissioner for Consumer Affairs Dini Soulio said Consumer and Business Services responded quickly to protect South Australians following concern about the sale of these products in New South Wales. “Hashmi Continue reading
Consultation begins on reforms – media release 4 July 2018 - Members of the public are being encouraged to have their say on proposed consumer protection reforms, including measures aimed at cracking down on ticket scalpers. As the Government prepares regulations to govern proposed tougher anti-scalping laws, feedback is being sought on how aspects of the laws will operate in practice. Commissioner for Consumer Affairs Dini Continue reading
Transportable home seller faces $400K penalty – media release 28 June 2018 - The operator of a business selling transportable homes has been penalised $400,000 and ordered to pay over $200,000 in compensation after accepting money from clients to construct and supply customised transportable buildings that were never provided. Read more – transportable home seller faces $400K penalty (PDF 137KB)

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