Toys R Us issued with infringement notice for sale of unsafe cots
Last month the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (“ACCC”) issued an infringement notice against Toys R Us for selling cots that did not comply with the mandatory safety standard.
The cots were recalled after the ACCC tested the “Nantucket 4-in-1” cots and discovered they were unsafe.
Toys R Us paid a penalty of $10,200 and provided an enforceable undertaking to the ACCC to facilitate the recall and assist customers affected.
It is essential that retailers have compliance systems in place to ensure safety standards are adhered to and that if products are sold that are not up to standard advice is immediately sought to recall the product. Failure to adhere to standards can not only mean a human cost but irreparable damage to a retailer’s brand and associated costs.
Infringement notices issued by the ACCC and enforceable undertakings are publicly available on the ACCC website.