2018

February 2018

Latest fine shows toy suppliers must check product safety

26 February 2018

The Commerce Commission is reminding toy suppliers that their products must comply with the mandatory standard for toys, following the conviction of a toy importer for selling a baby rattle which did not comply.

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Red Seal supplements producer warned over “Pharmacy Strength” claims

21 February 2018

The Commerce Commission has issued a warning to Endeavour Consumer Health Limited (Endeavour) over its use of the term “Pharmacy Strength” in marketing its Red Seal Pharmacy Strength range of nutritional supplements.

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If you can’t back it up, don’t say it

20 February 2018

The Commerce Commission has released a new video, giving guidance to traders on false, misleading or unsubstantiated claims and how to avoid making them.

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Sunscreen producer will meet NZ standard for SPF testing

19 February 2018

Sunscreen producer Johnson & Johnson (New Zealand) Limited (JJNZ) has undertaken to the Commerce Commission to only sell sunscreen products which meet the joint Australian/New Zealand standard.

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Statement of Preliminary Issues released for Rhone/Fluidra swimming pool equipment merger

16 February 2018

The Commerce Commission has published a Statement of Preliminary Issues relating to Rhone Capital LLC’s (Rhone) proposed acquisition of Fluidra S.A. (Fluidra). 

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Supercrete Auckland director fined $37,500 for claiming generic cladding was premium brand

16 February 2018

The former director of Supercrete Auckland Limited (Supercrete) has been fined $37,500 for misrepresenting generic Chinese cladding as the premium Australian-made ‘Hebel’ brand.  

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Toy importer fined for selling unsafe toys

12 February 2018

Toy importer Mega Import and Export Limited (Mega Import) has been fined $65,000 for selling toys which did not comply with a mandatory standard.

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Mobile trader fined despite being liquidated

7 February 2018

A mobile trader has been fined more than $100,000 despite going into liquidation in early 2017. 

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Rhone seeks clearance to acquire swimming pool equipment company Fluidra

5 February 2018

The Commerce Commission has received a clearance application from Rhone Capital LLC (Rhone) to acquire up to 100% of the shares or assets of Fluidra S.A.

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Draft decision on Wellington Electricity’s $31 million earthquake readiness plan

1 February 2018

The Commerce Commission has released its draft decision on Wellington Electricity’s proposal to spend $31 million on improving its network’s resilience to a major earthquake.

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