Fair Trading media releases

May 2018

Apple warned for misleading consumers about their rights

30 May 2018

The Commission has warned Apple Sales New Zealand (Apple) after it likely misled consumers about their Consumer Guarantees Act (CGA) rights and about its replacement products being new.

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Budget Loans fined $720,000 for “cynical and deliberate” repossession tactics

30 May 2018

Finance companies Budget Loans Limited and Evolution Finance Limited (together Budget Loans) have been fined $720,000 in the Auckland District Court, on 125 charges under the Fair Trading Act.

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NZSALE pleads guilty to charges for its children’s nightwear labelling

28 May 2018

Online retailer NZ Sale Limited has pleaded guilty to four charges laid by the Commerce Commission for failing to comply with the product safety standard for children’s nightwear.

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$52,500 fine for selling non-protective safety jacket

15 May 2018

A protective clothing company has been fined $52,500 for selling a safety jacket that did not have the claimed protection against electrical burns.

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Reminder to businesses about ‘Made in New Zealand’ claims

14 May 2018

The Commerce Commission is reminding all businesses that any ‘Made in New Zealand’ claims they make about their products must be accurate, able to be substantiated and must not mislead consumers about the country of origin.

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New videos and quick guides to help businesses avoid unfair contract terms

9 May 2018

The Commerce Commission has launched a new series of videos and quick guides targeted at businesses to help them avoid unfair contract terms in their standard form consumer contracts.

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