A Caroline Springs goods supplier and its directors have agreed to pay $2,000 to the Victorian Consumer Law Fund, and a range of other measures, after acknowledging that they offered banned miniature motorbikes (also known as ‘monkey bikes’) for sale.
In December 2015, Consumer Affairs Victoria inspectors visited the premises of Domeit Pty Ltd (ACN: 602 585 384) and seized nine monkey bikes they suspected of being prohibited from sale under a national ban order.
Testing showed that the seized monkey bikes did not meet the necessary braking and steering requirements, and were therefore subject to the national Miniature motorbikes with unsafe design features ban notice.
The directors of Domeit, Mirza Abbas Baig and Nasreen Abbas, acknowledged that they were involved in the company's breaches of the Australian Consumer Law (Victoria), which occurred as a result of supplying or offering to supply the banned items. In addition to the payment, they have undertaken to:
- stop selling or offering to sell items that do not meet certain safety standards, or have been banned
- send a notice to customers who purchased monkey bikes advising that they have been voluntarily recalled
- provide refunds on the recalled items.
Mr Baig and Ms Abbas have also authorised the Director of Consumer Affairs Victoria to destroy and dispose of the seized monkey bikes.
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