Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / ACCC levies penalty on Gold Coast for false wool claim
ACCC levies penalty on Gold Coast for false wool claim
07
Jan '12
Gold Coast Wool Pty Ltd has paid an infringement notice penalty of $6,600 to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission for falsely claiming that its bedding products were composed of 100 per cent wool.

“Misrepresentations of this nature undermine consumer confidence and warrant action,” ACCC Chairman Rod Sims said.

It was alleged that between November 2010 and August 2011, Gold Coast Wool attached labels to its bedding products that contained the official Woolmark logo and stated that the products were made from “100% wool”.

Analytical testing of the bedding products showed that the contents of the products were not made from 100% wool and in fact consisted of a combination of polyester and wool.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) was concerned that the representations appeared to be targeted at foreign tourists who are willing to pay a premium price for products that they believe are genuinely made from 100 per cent Australian wool.

“Consumers should be able to trust the representations that manufacturers make on their products,” Mr Sims said.

“This matter highlights the need for businesses, no matter how small, to be careful when they are promoting their products and to ensure labelling does not represent a product to be something that it is not.”

The payment of an infringement notice penalty is not an admission of a contravention of the Australian Consumer Law as set out in the Competition and Consumer Act 2010. However, the ACCC can issue an infringement notice to a trader where it has reasonable grounds to believe it has contravened consumer protection laws.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)


Must ReadView All

EU renews GSP+ scheme for Pakistan 2 years

Apparel/Garments | On 24th Feb 2018

EU renews GSP+ scheme for Pakistan 2 years

Pakistani exporters can enjoy preferential duties on exports to the...

Surat wary of e-way bills

Textiles | On 24th Feb 2018

Surat wary of e-way bills

There is no respite for Surat’s textile manufacturers and retailers....

Retailers choose sides in Alibaba-Tencent battle in China

Apparel/Garments | On 24th Feb 2018

Retailers choose sides in Alibaba-Tencent battle in China

Two big Chinese firms— Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and Tencent Holdings ...

Interviews View All

Top executives
Textile & apparel bodies

The decision to reduce GST on MMF yarn to 12% is transformational

C Kamatchisundaram
Voltas

ITME is an occasion not only to receive new leads but also to work on...

Top executives
Textile industry

The foremost issue is bridging the skill gap

Erik Sy

Manila-based CustomThread is a start-up offering premium custom apparel...

Harmeet Singh

New Delhi-based Jogindra Industries Private Limited provides an assortment ...

Hardik Sanghvi

Idealin Fogging Systems has been engaged in designing and manufacturing...

Suresh Patel
Sidwin Fabric

Sidwin Fabric is a manufacturer and exporter of polypropylene textiles and ...

Kerem Durdag
Biovation II LLC

Kerem Durdag, CEO, Biovation II LLC, provides an insight into future...

Larry L Kinn
Suominen Corporation

Larry L Kinn, Senior Vice President - Operations Americas of Suominen...

Bani Batra

Bani Batra’s couture wedding collection is inspired by traditional Indian...

Tony Ward
Tony Ward

"You have to truly understand what your client wants, know her needs, what ...

Wendell Rodricks
Wendell Rodricks

"We should not compare India and the West. There are things we do that...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

February 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
70.6%
No
12.7%
Skip
16.7%

Total Votes: 102

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
63.7%
No
29.4%
Skip
6.9%

Total Votes: 102

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
88.2%
No
8.8%
Skip
2.9%

Total Votes: 102

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
83.3%
No
7.8%
Skip
8.8%

Total Votes: 102


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search