Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 

Torpedo7 (1-Day) and Container Door charged

6 June 2019
Release No. 152

Torpedo7 (1-Day) and Container Door charged over missing bike brakes

The Commerce Commission has laid Fair Trading Act charges against retailers Torpedo7 Limited (trading as 1-Day) and Container Door Limited for allegedly supplying bicycles without some information about the bicycles that should have been provided to consumers.

The Commission alleges that the bicycles failed to comply with the mandatory product safety standard for pedal bicycles, which requires that certain bicycles must have front and rear brakes, and must be supplied along with specified safety information.

Torpedo7
Torpedo7 is a specialist retailer of sporting and outdoor goods and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Warehouse Group. It faces two representative charges.

The Commission alleges that between 4 October and 17 November 2017, Torpedo7 (via its 1-Day website) advertised and offered to supply 100 Hang-Ten Cruiserbicycles and subsequently supplied 53 bicycles that did not comply with the pedal bicycle product safety standard.

It is alleged that none of the bicycles had a front brake installed, as required by the standard. In addition, it is alleged that the bicycles did not comply with the standard because:
• they were not marked with the manufacturer, importer or supplier’s details
• the owner’s manual did not provide all required torque settings
• the manual did not include all required warnings, such as increased braking distance in wet conditions.
Torpedo7 will next appear at 9am on 20 June at the Hamilton District Court.



Container Door
Container Door is an online-only seller of various consumer products.

The Commission alleges that between 1 April and 23 November 2017, Container Door supplied 15 Huffy Cruiser bicycles that did not comply with the pedal bicycle product safety standard.

It is alleged that none of the bicycles had a front brake installed, as required by the standard. In addition, it is alleged that the bicycles did not comply with the standard because:
• they were not marked with the manufacturer, importer or supplier’s details
• the packaging did not include a warning recommending that the bicycle be assembled by a skilled mechanic.
Container Door will next appear at 9am on 18 June at the Auckland District Court.

Both companies undertook recalls of the bicycles after being contacted by the Commission.

As these cases are before the Court, the Commission cannot comment further at this time.


ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Oil Exploration: Chevron, Equinor Depart NZ

Chevron and Norwegian oil giant Equinor have opted to abandon their joint exploration efforts off the east coast of the North Island... Chevron said the decision not to proceed with the next five-year stage of their work programmes was based on the firms’ broader portfolio considerations and not “policy or regulatory concerns.” More>>

ALSO:

Reference Group Proposal: Motorists, MTI Support Ban On Less Safe Car Imports

A proposal to ban some used car models from being imported into New Zealand is being welcomed by the Motor Industry Association, which says Japan's scraps are being sent here for waste disposal. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Asking The Banks To Be Nicer To Farmers

Few would begrudge the idea that banks should be made to act more humanely – given the obscene profits that the Aussie banks are extracting annually from New Zealand, they can surely afford to cut some slack. More>>

ALSO:

Wider Net Ban, Other Threats: Plan To Expand Protection For Maui And Hector’s Dolphins

The Government is taking action to expand and strengthen the protection for Māui and Hector’s dolphins with an updated plan to deal with threats to these native marine mammals. More>>

ALSO: