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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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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Product Recalls Australia – 4th April 2018

This week’s product recalls includes the following:

Jaguar Land Rover — Range Rover Velar

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Washed Rind Pty Ltd — White Mould Cheeses (Recall Updated)

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Nutrisoy Pty Ltd — Macro Chinese Honey Soy Flavoured Tofu

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Renault Australia — Renault Master III

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Anstel — Nattou Pacifinder

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FCA Australia Pty Ltd — WK Jeep Grand Cherokee Tow Bar Kit

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When will we learn?

I watched in disbelief the television news of a fire in Russia where 64 people were killed. It is reported that some doors were locked or barred.

Over the past few years, I have been researching fires in New York (The Green Triangle Shirt Factory, 1911), Chicago (the Iroquois Theater, 1903) and Singapore (Robinson Department Store, 1972) where similar circumstances led to legislation making it illegal to have fire doors locked, and not to have sufficient and adequate fire escapes, outward opening doors to all public buildings, and safety regulations around lifts.

Surely in the 21st century these should be world-wide regulations not to mention mandatory laws around sprinkler systems in public buildings such as the one involved here which looks from the photographs reasonably modern.

Even where we have regulations I often see fire escapes chocked open or stock or rubbish piled up in fire stairs or blocking fire doors.

Unlike the US cases where no one was convicted of an offence despite clear evidence they should have been, I hope there is an open and thorough investigation following this loss and if fire regulations have been breached that severe penalties are applied.

Meanwhile, it is a stark reminder that fire safety, and risk management in general, are an important issue for any employer and or organisation that invites the public onto their property.

Working cover of upcoming book on 6 crises that hit Chicago.

The research I carried out on the Iroquois Theater fire in Chicago in particular I found extremely interesting and heart wrenching at the same time. Over 600 people perished in an over crowded theatre which had unfinished fire escapes, locked doors and inward opening doors. It is one of 6 events in Chicago that I have been researching with my daughter Susan. In the upcoming book, Lessons Learned from the Great City of Chicago, we look at the lessons learned from a risk management perspective, the part insurance played and some tough psychological questions that flow from such tragic events. If we can stop one such tragedy reoccurring it will be worth all the effort we put into the research.

 

 

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Product Recalls Australia – 20 March 2018

This week’s product recalls includes the following:

Daimler Truck & Bus Australia Pacific Pty Ltd — Mercedes-Benz Unimog

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

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Volkswagen Group Australia Pty Ltd — MY2011 – MY2012 Golf, Passat and CC

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Home Ice Cream Pty Ltd — Coconutters Mango Vanilla

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Mercedes-Benz Vans Australia Pty Ltd — MY15 – MY17 V Class / Vito Van (Extended Recall)

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Harley-Davidson Motor Company Inc — Accessories-Detachable Saddlebag

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Hongkong SunRise Trading Ltd — Victa Brand 80V and 82V Cordless Electric Chainsaws

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

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Metcash Food & Grocery Pty Ltd — Black & Gold Bleach Regular 2L and Black & Gold Bleach Lemon 2L

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Unique Health Products Pty Ltd — The Whole Foodies Sea Vegetables Mixed Seaweed

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Cherub Baby — Cherub Baby Car Bottle Warmer

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PS Importers — Piaggio Medley 150/150S ABS

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Toyota Motor Corporation Australia Limited — Corolla Sedan, Corolla Hatch and Rukus Motor Vehicles

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Product Recalls Australia – 13 March 2018

This week’s product recalls includes the following:

SRG Leisure Retail Pty Ltd — Rooftop Tent Auto Hardtop XTM (extended recall)

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Woolworths Limited — Macro Natural Sunflower Kernels 500g

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PS Importers — Piaggio Fly 150 3V

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Lenovo (Australia & New Zealand) — Gen5 X1 Carbon Notebooks

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Kmart Australia Ltd — 2 Slice Stainless Steel Toaster

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Healthy Warrior Pty Ltd — Hemp Vegan Protein Powder

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

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FCA Australia Pty Ltd — 2017 Jeep Wrangler (JK)

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Tiffany & Co — Wheat Leaf Crystal Glass Mug

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Citroen Australia — Citroen C4 Picasso

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Product Recalls Australia – 6 March 2018

This week’s product recalls includes the following:

Innovations Direct Pty Ltd — Treadmill with Shock Absorption

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DCTCP Pty Ltd t/as Wild and Wolf — Musical Jumbo Wooden Xylophone

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Impulse Variety Products — Magnetic Hematite Rattlesnake Eggs

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Peugeot Automobiles Australia — Peugeot P308 (T9)

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Audi Australia Pty Ltd — Audi Q3 (8U)

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BIG W — B Collection Toddler Girls Bomber Jacket

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Hyundai Motor Company Australia Pty Ltd — Hyundai Sonata (NF) and Grandeur (TG)

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Manassen Foods Australia Pty Ltd — Sharwood’s Plain Puppodums 113g

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Vehicles requiring replacement airbags

Each week, I post a list of the items that have been recalled. Typically, these are a voluntary recall, but if something is dangerous a compulsory recall can be ordered by the Commonwealth or a State Government. Due to the reluctance of some manufacturers to carry out a voluntary recall of airbags that have reportedly killed 23 people worldwide, with one of these in Australia, plus 230 people known to have been injured around the world, many seriously, the Australia government has ordered a recall of some vehicles to have the potentially dangerous airbag replaced.

The government urges everyone effected to take this seriously, check if your vehicle is on the list below and if it is arrange to take it in for the free recall as soon as possible.

I have reviewed some of the injuries and they are horrific and involve people, including infants, of all ages. Therefore please take this one seriously and if you know anyone who drives one of the vehicles listed, please pass this on to them.

 

Here is the list:

CARS

It is critical that drivers with alpha airbags installed take immediate steps to have the airbags replaced because of a significant risk of injury or death involved in using vehicles with these airbags. Drivers with other recalled airbags should arrange for them to be replaced as soon as possible.

Make & model Year Range PRA No.
BMW 3 Series E46  ALPHA 12/2001 – 03/2003 2013/13576
BMW 3 Series E46 9/1999 – 8/2006 2013/13576
BMW 5 Series E39, 3 Series E46, X5 E53 2002-2005 2016/15581
BMW 5 series E39, 3 Series E46, X5 E53 2000-2004 2017/15881
BMW E70 X5, E71 X6 2007-2012 2017/16230
BMW E70 X5, E71 X6 2007-2012 2017/16298
BMW E70 X5 & E71 X6 2013 2018/16566
Chrysler 300(LE/LX) 2005-2012 2016/15516
Chrysler 300, 300C 2005-2010 2015/14742
Chrysler 300, 300C 2013 2018/16617
Dodge RAM 2004-2010 2016/15516
Ferrari 458, California, FF 2008-2011 2016/15430
Ford Mustang 2006-2014 2015/14924
Honda Accord, CR-V  ALPHA 2001-2002 2009/10969
Honda Civic  ALPHA 2001 2010/11785
Honda Accord  ALPHA 2001-2002 2011/12633
Honda Civic, Accord, Accord Euro, CR-V, Jazz, MDX  ALPHA 2001-2003 2013/13549
Honda Jazz  ALPHA 2004 2014/14438
Honda Accord Euro, Civic Hybrid, CR-V, Civic, Jazz 2003-2004 2014/14498
Honda Accord Euro, CR-V, Civic, Jazz, City 2002-2009 2015/14703
Honda Jazz, CR-V 2005-2007 2015/14702
Honda MDX, Accord 2001-2007 2015/14737
Honda City, CR-V, Insight, Jazz, Jazz Hybrid 2006-2012 2015/14819
Honda City, CR-V, Insight, Jazz, Jazz Hybrid 2011-2014 2016/15197
Honda Civic, Legend, Jazz Hybrid 2006-2012 2016/15198
Honda Accord Euro, City, CR-V, Jazz, Insight 2007-2011 2016/15496
Honda Legend, Odyssey, Accord, MDX 2003-2011 2016/15495
Honda Civic, Accord 2006-2011 2016/15494
Honda Accord Euro, City, Jazz & Insight 2012 2017/15856
Honda Legend 2012 2017/15857
Honda Accord 2012 2017/15859
Honda Civic 2001 2017/15860
Honda Jazz, Jazz Hybrid, Insight and Accord Euro 2013 2018/16523
Jeep Wrangler JK 2007-2012 2016/15516
Jeep Wrangler 2013 2018/16617
Lexus SC430 2000-2003 2013/13545
Lexus IS 250, IS 250C, 350, IS F 2005-2011 2016/15425
Lexus IS 250, IS 350, IS 250C, IS-F, LFA 2011-2012 2017/15846
Lexus IS250, IS250C, IS350 & IS-F 2013 2018/16536
Mazda2 (DE) 2010 2016/15522
Mazda2 2007-2015 2016/15521
Mazda RX-8 2008-2012 2016/15521
Mazda6, BT-50 2005-2011 2015/14761
Mazda6, RX-8 ALPHA 2002-2007 2015/14761
Mazda B2500 & B2600 2002-2011 2015/14760
Mazda6, CX-7 & CX-9 2006-2012 2017/16232
Mitsubishi GA & GB i-MiEV 2010-2011 2017/15990
Mitsubishi Lancer 2003-2008 2015/14936
Mitsubishi ML & MN Triton 2007-2014 2016/15523
Mitsubishi Pajero NS, NT, NW, NX 2007-2016 2016/15617
Mitsubishi Pajero NS & NT 2006-2009 2017/15991
Mitsubishi Pajero NT & NW 2010-2012 2017/16025
Mitsubishi Pajero NW & NX 2013-2017 2017/16465
Nissan N16 Pulsar, Y61 Patrol 2001 2010/11761
Nissan N16 Pulsar, Y61 Patrol 2001 2017/15940
Nissan N16 Pulsar, Y61 Patrol, D22 Navara, T30 X-Trail  ALPHA 2000-2004 2013/13542
Nissan N16 Pulsar, D22 Navara, Y61 Patrol, T30 X-Trail, A33 maxima  ALPHA 2001-2003 2014/14182
Nissan N16 Pulsar, D22 Navara, Y61 Patrol, T30 X-Trail, J31 maxima 2003 2015/14751
Nissan N16 Pulsar, D22 Navara, Y61 Patrol, T30 X-Trail, J31 maxima 2004-2007 2015/14752
Nissan D22 Navara, T30 X-Trail, J31 Maxima, Y61 Patrol 2007-2008 2015/14821
Nissan D22 Navara, Y61 Patrol 2009-2012 2016/15769
Nissan D40 Navara 2008-2014 2016/15228
Nissan D40 Navara 2006-2015 2017/16363
Nissan Tiida 2006-2012 2016/15383
Nissan C11 Tiida 2006-2012 2017/16363
Peformax Silverado, Sierra, Mustang 2007-2008 2015/14789
Subaru Impreza 2004-2007 2015/14715
Subaru Tribeca, Liberty, Outback 2004-2013 2016/15507
Subaru Impreza, Forester 2008-2013 2016/15766
Subaru Exiga 2010-2014 2017/16012
Subaru Liberty & Outback 2010-2014 2017/16013
Toyota Corolla, Avensis Verso, Lexus SC430  ALPHA 2000-2004 2013/13544
Toyota Echo, Rav 4  ALPHA 2002-2003 2014/14456
Toyota Echo, Rav 4 2003-2005 2015/14700
Toyota Corolla, Avensis Verso, Yaris 2003-2007 2015/14701
Toyota Avensis Verso, Yaris 2007-2008 2015/14794
Toyota Corolla, Yaris, Avensis Verso 2006-2011 2016/15709
Toyota Corolla 2003-2005 2017/15950
Toyota Corolla, Yaris & Rukus 2010-2012 2017/16010
Toyota Echo, Rav 4 2002-2003 2017/16014

MOTORCYCLES

Make & model Year Range PRA No.
American Honda Motor GL1800 2016/15440
Honda GL1800 Goldwing 2012-2015 2017/15906
Honda GL1800 Goldwing 2012-2015 2018/16522

TRUCKS

Make & model Year Range PRA No.
Volvo UD Trucks Quon & Condor 2011-2016 2017/16021
Volvo FH13, FH16, FM13 & FM11 2012-2017 2018/16581
Hino 300 Series Trucks 2011-2012 2017/16006
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Product Safety Update Australia – 27 February 2018

This week’s recalls includes the following:

Yale Prima Pty Ltd — Click TV Wall Bracket

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IKEA Pty Ltd— GODIS PASKKYCKLING marshmallow candy 100g

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Ampar Holdings Pty Ltd — Upside Down Cubby Stacker Toy & Upside Down Naturals Stick Stacker Toy

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Peleguy Distribution Pty Ltd — Tiko Lighter

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MyRV Pty Ltd — Fiat Ducato II Motorhomes & Fiat Ducato II SA Motorhomes

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Chubb Fire & Security Pty Ltd — Kidde 2-3lb Mariner 5 Fire Extinguisher

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Origo & Co Pty Ltd trading as Daiso — Skin Care Products

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Origo & Co Pty Ltd trading as Daiso — Hair Care Products

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Origo & Co Pty Ltd trading as Daiso — Elastic Luggage Straps

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Origo & Co Pty Ltd trading as Daiso — Projectile Toys

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Origo & Co Pty Ltd trading as Daiso — Bath/Water Toys

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Origo & Co Pty Ltd trading as Daiso — Toys

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Origo & Co Pty Ltd trading as Daiso — Hand Cream & Hand Wash Products

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Origo & Co Pty Ltd trading as Daiso — Sunglasses

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Origo & Co Pty Ltd trading as Daiso — Assorted Makeup Products

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Origo & Co Pty Ltd trading as Daiso — Bath Toys

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Origo & Co Pty Ltd trading as Daiso — Dental Products

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Mitsubishi Motors Australia Ltd — 13-15.5MY XB ASX and 13-16MY ZJ & ZK Outlander

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Mitsubishi Motors Australia Ltd — MY 2008 – 2010 CJ Lancer & MY 2007 – 2010 ZG & ZH Outlander

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Mitsubishi Motors Australia Ltd — MY 2011 – 2012 XA ASX , MY 2008 – 2012 CJ Lancer and MY 2008 – 2012 ZG & ZH Outlander

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Mitsubishi Motors Australia Ltd — 11-15.5MY XA & XB ASX

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KitchenAid Australia Pty Ltd — KitchenAid Electric Kettle 1.7L

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Toyota Motor Corporation Australia Limited — Lexus models GS-F, LC500 & RC-F

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KTM Australia — various KTM Duke and Super Duke Motorcycles

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KTM Australia — 690 Duke & 690 Duke R Motorcycles

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Kawasaki Motors Pty Ltd — Ninja ZX-10R and ZX-10RR Motorcycles – various models

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Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacific Pty Ltd — Mercedes-Benz “C”, “GLC”, “S” and “E Coupe” passenger cars

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Williams-Sonoma t/as West Elm — Jensen Glass Top Table

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Phones and driving do not mix

Over the past month, 3 relatives and friends have been involved in motor vehicle accidents where at least one of the drivers has admitted to texting or doing emails while driving.

As well, there was the tragic accident involving two police officers who were severely injured whilst setting up a random breath testing station in Sydney. Another case in the last month where the driver admitted to being distracted by their phone.

This is a serious problem that is confronting society and the insurance industry and I support the decision by more and more underwriters to include an exclusion in their policy, giving them the ability to deny liability in the event that the insured driver was texting whilst driving and the accident occurred.

Clearly the police alone cannot address this situation, which to my mind, is only becoming worse.

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