Product Recalls Australia – 19 June 2018

This week’s product recalls includes the following:

Volkswagen Group Australia — MY18 Volkswagen Polo

BMW AG — BMW E83 X3

Overseas Vehicle Sales — Cadillac Escalade 2007 – 2014

Kia Motors Australia —MY 2015-2019 YP Carnival

Volvo Group Australia — Mack Granite, Mack Trident, Mack Titan and Mack Super-Liner trucks

TJM Products Pty Ltd — TJM Recovery Gear Snatch Strap 8,000KG 9M

Blue Sky Foods Company t/as The Food Company — Garlic, Chilli & Thai Basil

Ford Motor Company of Australia Limited — Ford Everest and Ranger

Intervet Australia Pty Ltd trading as MSD Animal Health — LED Keyring Torch

Open Side Investments Pty Ltd t/as Ronda Food Products — French Style Duck Pate, Wild Mushroom and Cracked Pepper 150g

DNZ International Trading Pty Ltd trading as Ximi Vogue — Various sunglasses

To see more recalls, please visit: https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recalls/

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Product Recalls Australia – 5th June 2018

This week’s product recalls includes the following:

Danish by Design Pty Ltd — Troll Lukas Cot

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Panasonic Australia Pty Ltd — Panasonic Toughbook Laptop

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FCA Australia Pty Ltd — MY 2016 – 2018 Alfa Romeo Giulietta

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Instinct Property Maintenance Pty Ltd — IBF400 Ethanol Burner

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Toyota Motor Corporation Australia Limited — Lexus NX200t, NX300h, RX200t, RX350 & RX450h (expanded recall)

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Toyota Motor Corporation Australia Limited — specific Prius, Corolla Sedan, Fortuner & Hilux vehicles (expanded recall)

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IKEA Pty Limited — SLADDA bicycle

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LASER Corporation Holdings Pty Ltd — Portable DVD Player 240V Mains Power Adapter

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Product Recalls Australia – 29 May 2018

The Takata saga continues…

 

Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacific Pty Ltd — Mercedes-Benz MY 2017 “GLC” Passenger Cars

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Kia Motors Australia — Soul PS

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Daimler Truck and Bus Australia Pacific Pty Ltd — Mercedes-Benz Actros Trucks

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Ford Motor Company of Australia Limited — Ford Kuga and Escape

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Miss Maud — Assorted Bakery Products

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Ford Motor Company of Australia Limited — Ford Focus and Kuga

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Ford Motor Company of Australia Limited — Ford Courier, Econovan and Ranger

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Product Recalls Australia – 23 May 2018

This week’s product recalls includes the following:

Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacific Pty Ltd — MY 2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG “GTR”, “GTC” and “GTS” Passenger Cars

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Coles Supermarkets Australia Pty Ltd — Coles Mini Classics Vanilla Ice Cream

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Suzuki Australia — Suzuki SX4

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Suzuki Australia — Suzuki Kizashi

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Suzuki Auto Co — Suzuki Kizashi

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Suzuki Auto Co — Suzuki SX4

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Volvo Group Australia — UD Trucks – Quon

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Audi Australia Pty Ltd — Audi Q5 (FY)

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SA Health — Al Mina Mediterranean Patisserie – Assorted Products

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Fraser Coast Free Range Pty Ltd — Sunny Queen Farms Organic Free Range Eggs 550g and 590g

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Scandinavian Tobacco Group Australia Pty Ltd — Djarum Bali Hai Cigarettes

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Clark Rubber Franchising Pty Ltd — Be Safe Portable Pool Fence

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Volvo Group Australia — UD Trucks – Quon

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IVECO Trucks Australia — Metro and Delta Buses

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Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacific Pty Ltd — MY06 – MY12 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, ML-Class and SLK-Class Passenger Cars

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Specialized Australia Pty Ltd — Specialized MY18 Fuse Comp Bicycle Stout Cranks

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Guest Post: Steven Manning – Another New General Insurance Product Class introduced on LMI RiskCoach

Only a week after the launch of Corporate travel the team are back at it again, be it in the background for months, on the launch of yet another class of insurance, Product Recall and Product Contamination insurance. With the addition of these new classes onto the system, users can now research 14 classes of General Insurance through their LMI RiskCoach Subscriptions.

The reasoning behind the addition of this all-important class is to erase the misconception held by many small to medium businesses that believe that Product recall and contamination covers are included as part of their Product Liability insurance which is, of course, not the case with product liability insurance not covering the recall costs but rather just the liabilities arising out of the incident.

The new content touches on a vast number of areas including policy features, coverage and malicious tampering. It also goes into detail around the regulations under the Competition and Consumer Act of 2010 (CCA) that deem any importer of items into Australia to be the manufacturer, this relates to a huge product recall exposure that many of these businesses do not know they are accepting and could easily mean the end of their business.

The system not only points out the risks associated with Recalls and Contamination but provides Risk Management steps which can be easily implemented into any business faced with these exposures. These steps will significantly reduce the chances of an event occurring and assist in managing the process more efficiently and effectively should a recall occur.

With recall costs on the rise it has never been a better time to have this class added to the RiskCoach system and more importantly to have that discussion with the insured.

One last final note, a big thank you to all of those involved who have made this happen. We have a lot of people working away in the background that make these services and improvements possible! Thank you again!

 

By Steven Manning of LMI Group

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Product Recalls Australia – 16 May 2018

This week’s product recalls includes the following:

Volvo Group Australia — UD Trucks – Quon

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Red Kellys No 1 Pty Ltd — Red Kellys Tasmania Creamy Caesar Dressing

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American Special Vehicles — RAM 2500 (DJ) and 3500 (D2) Trucks

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FCA Australia Pty Ltd — 2004-2007 (KJ) Jeep Cherokee

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FCA Australia Pty Ltd — 2018 (KL) Jeep Cherokee equipped with 2.4L (ED6, ED8) engine

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Aldi Stores — oh so natural Almond, Cashew and Cranberry Bites

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Plum Products Australia Pty Ltd — Plum Premium Metal Nest Swing with Mist

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Product Recalls Australia – 8 May 2018

This week’s product recall’s includes the following:

Target Australia Pty Ltd — Girls’ Size 1-7 Denim Shortall

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Coles Supermarkets Australia Pty Ltd — Coles Mini Classics Vanilla Ice Cream & Coles Mini Classics Almond Ice Cream

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Briggs & Stratton Australia Pty Ltd — Pressure Washer Surface Cleaner

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Ningbo Deli Import and Export Co Ltd and Sun Rising Stationery Company Ltd — Paperclick Mini Whiteboard Set, Woolworths Whiteboard with Marker and Paperclick Whiteboard Set

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DealsOz — Wall mounted ethanol fireplace – various

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American Special Vehicles — RAM 2500 Trucks

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Mazda Australia Pty Ltd — Mazda B4000

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Vuly Trampolines — Vuly 360 Pro “Spin Swing” Attachment

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Product Recalls Australia – 26 April 2018

This week’s product recalls includes the following:

Suzuki Australia Pty Ltd — GSX-R125 & GSX-S125 Motorcycles

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Biopak Pty Ltd — Biopak’s 12oz ByoCup Reusable Coffee Cup

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Polaris Sales Australia Pty Ltd — MY2018 Selected Indian Motorcycles

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Target Australia Pty Ltd — 11 Fin Column Oil Heater

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Grundfos Holding A/S — Unilift pumps – models AP12, AP35 and AP50

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Coles Supermarkets Australia Pty Ltd — Coles Sugar Free Dark Chocolate & Coles Sugar Free Dark Chocolate with Almond and Cranberry

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Clayton Engineering — Battery charger supplied with Solo 417 Sprayer

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Kia Motors Australia — 2017 YB Rio

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Nissan Motor Co (Australia) Pty Ltd — Nissan J11 Qashqai

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GM Holden Ltd — MY2018 Holden ZB Commodore

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Subaru (Aust) Ltd — Subaru MY 13-14 Forester Diesel

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Mitsubishi Motors Australia Ltd — 2003-2008 Production CH Lancer Sedan/Wagon and CY and CZ Lancer EVO Sedan

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Toyota Motor Corporation Australia Limited — Toyota Corolla (ZRE152 & ZRE153), Yaris (NCP93) & Rukus (AZE151)

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Subaru (Aust) Ltd — Subaru MY2010–2014 Liberty & Outback – extended recall

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Subaru (Aust) Ltd — Subaru Exiga MY2010-2014 – extended recall

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Subaru (Aust) Pty Limited — Tribeca MY2007-2013, Liberty MY2004-2009 and Outback MY2004-2009 – extended recall

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Subaru (Aust) Pty Limited — Forester MY2009-2012 and Impreza MY2008-2014 (including WRX & WRX STI) – extended recall

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Audi Australia — A4 Saloon, Avant and Allroad & A5 Sportback vehicles

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Yamaha Motor Australia Pty Ltd — MT03LAH Motorcycle

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Tesla Motors Australia Pty Ltd — Tesla Model S

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Product Recalls Australia – 18 April 2018

This week’s product recalls includes the following:

Gardenia Home Garden Décor Pty Ltd – Bio Ethanol Fireplaces – various models

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Porsche Lizenz- und Handelsgesellschaft mbH & Co KG — Porsche Wooden Car Blue/Black

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GM Holden Ltd — SAAB 9-3 and SAAB 9-5 MY 2006-2011

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Toyota Motor Corporation Australia Limited — Toyota Kluger

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Daimler Truck & Bus Australia Pacific Pty Ltd — Freightliner Trucks

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Lovesac — Kidsac

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Polaris Sales Australia Pty Ltd — ACE 500 / 570 / 900 single seat vehicles (MY2017-2018)

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Polaris Sales Australia Pty Ltd — Polaris RZR 570 side by side vehicle (MY2017-2018)

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Polaris Sales Australia Pty Ltd — RZR XP Turbo and RZR XP4 Turbo side by side vehicle (MY2016-2018)

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Polaris Sales Australia Pty Ltd — RZR XP 1000 and RZR XP4 side by side vehicle (MY2014-2018)

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Polaris Sales Australia Pty Ltd — RZR XP 1000 and RZR XP4 side by side vehicle (MY2014-2018)

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Daimler Truck & Bus Australia Pacific Pty Ltd — Mercedes-Benz Actros & Arocs Trucks

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For more product recalls please visit the website: https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recalls/browse-all-recalls

 

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Baby Wipes: not so flushable!

Here are some wipes that clogged pipework and caused an overflow situation. You can see there is no sign of them breaking down. From my article of 25 July 2017.

Back on 25 July last year I posted an article about sewers being blocked as a result of baby wipes being flushed down the toilet.

I would like to think someone of authority reads my blogs and actions results, in any event I read with interest that the maker of White King “flushable” wet wipes, Pental Limited (“Pental”), has been fined $700,000 for making false and misleading claims about the flushable properties of their wipes.

In the report it stated that in addition to marketing the wipes between 2011 and 2016 as “flushable”, Pental’s packaging and promotional materials included statements such as, “Simply wipe over the hard surface of the toilet and just flush away”, and “White King toilet wipes are made from a specially designed material, which will disintegrate in the sewage system when flushed, just like toilet paper”.

In the hearing, the company admitted this was not the case. “The court’s decision shows that businesses face serious consequences if they make false or misleading statements about the nature of their products,” ACCC Commissioner Sarah Court said in a statement on the subject.

Despite public awareness campaigns by water authorities to only flush the “three Ps — pee, poo and paper”, people weren’t getting the message, largely due to the misleading packaging. The result here and subsequent publicity will hopefully help get the 3 P message across.

This is yet another in a run of articles where I have been stressing the need for product recall insurance and also for companies to act honestly or they will face reputation damage and increasingly often statutory fines and penalties.

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