Fair Trading media releases

July 2017

Retailer sold unsafe toys and children’s nightwear

18 July 2017

Low-cost retailer The 123 Mart Limited (123 Mart) has been found guilty in the Auckland District Court on 17 charges under the Fair Trading Act.

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Commission warns NZers to avoid Gifting Circle schemes

14 July 2017

The Commerce Commission is advising all New Zealanders to avoid involvement in Women’s Gifting Circles as it considers them to be illegal pyramid schemes.

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Fines reach nearly $900,000 in Commission mobile trader prosecutions

12 July 2017

Two mobile traders have been fined a total of more than $183,000 and been ordered to return nearly $71,000 in fees to their customers.

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‘Toothpick’ pistol crossbows illegal in New Zealand

3 July 2017

The Commerce Commission is advising those selling ‘mini’ or ‘toothpick’ pistol crossbows that these products are likely to be covered by an unsafe goods notice and cannot be sold in New Zealand.

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