Wens Bros Trading Pty Ltd and Wen Hui Xu - Commencement of action

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28 September 2017
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The Director of Consumer Affairs Victoria has commenced civil action in the Federal Court of Australia against Wens Bros Trading Pty Ltd (ACN: 602 345 504) and its sole director Wen Hui Xu, 59, of Clayton, for alleged contraventions of the product safety provisions of Victorian and national consumer laws.

Our Director will allege that the company supplied, offered to supply, and had in its possession or control, goods that:

  • did not meet relevant product safety standards or information standards, or
  • were subject to a permanent ban order.

The allegations relate to items including:

  • aquatic and floatation toys
  • combustible candle holders
  • hot water bottles
  • sunglasses
  • toys for children aged up to and including 36 months.

Our Director will allege that these items were available from 1 January 2015 until at least June 2017.

Our inspectors have seized more than 20,000 items from Wens Bros Trading’s warehouse and retail stores.

The company first came to our attention during a routine compliance inspection, which led to further investigations. Our Director has previously issued two public warnings in relation to goods supplied by Wens Bros Trading:

We are seeking orders including:

  • injunctions
  • adverse publicity orders
  • a compliance program
  • financial penalties.