The ACCC has hit online fashion retailer OzSale with a $500,000 fine for failing to comply with mandatory safety standards.
Proceedings in the Federal Court alleged the member-only shopping club sold children’s nightwear between July 2014 and October 2015 which did not meet Australian safety standards in relation to at least five garments and made false or misleading representation about the fire risk of one garment.
OzSale sources its stock by purchasing excess inventory from suppliers to on-sell, offering discounts of up to 80% off retail prices.
“Australian consumers are entitled to expect that children’s nightwear purchased in Australia is safe, fit-for-purpose and compliant with the mandatory Australian standard,” ACCC Deputy Chair Delia Rickard said.
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