The director of a Moorabbin-based importer and wholesaler has agreed to pay $3,000 to the Victorian Consumer Law Fund, and will recall products and refund customers, after acknowledging he offered banned novelty lighters for sale.
In August and September 2016, our inspectors visited the warehouse of Peleguy Distributions Pty Ltd (ACN: 166 904 383) and seized more than 2,360 novelty cigarette lighters shaped like shoes – these types of lighters are permanently banned from sale because young children could mistake them for toys. Our staff first noticed the lighters during online monitoring, and then investigated further.
Yaniv Peleg, 45, of Bentleigh, the sole director of Peleguy Distributions, acknowledged that the company had breached the Australian Consumer Law (Victoria) by supplying or offering to supply the banned lighters, and that he was involved in the company’s contraventions. As well as paying the $3,000 penalty, they have undertaken to:
- pay up to $1,500 to help cover our costs in destroying the lighters
- not supply or be involved in the supply of certain items that are subject to a ban order, or do not comply with relevant safety standards; these items include aquatic toys, bath aids for babies, cots, hot water bottles, luggage straps, projectile toys, and swimming and floatation devices
- initiate a voluntary recall, to be published on the Product Safety Australia website
- publish the recall notice on the company website and display it at points of sale for 60 days after the undertaking commences
- provide refunds on the recalled items
- implement a compliance program to help ensure they do not supply, or offer to supply, any banned or unsafe product.
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Peleguy Distributions Pty Ltd and Yaniv Peleg – Enforceable undertaking (PDF, 2.5 MB)