Product Recalls Australia – 25 August 2017

Product recalls from this week include: Total Tools Importing Pty Ltd — Saber Inverter Generator 23 AUG 2017 Ateco Automotive Pty Ltd — Maserati Quattroporte (M156), Ghibli (M157) and Levante (M161) motor vehicles. 23 AUG 2017 AirWair International Limited — Dr Martens 1460 Vegan Boots 23 AUG 2017 Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacific Pty Ltd — Mercedes-Benz Passenger Cars “GLE”, “GLS” and “GL” 23 AUG 2017 Ford Motor […]

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Product Recalls Australia – 14 August 2017

Product safety recalls recently include: Polaris Sales Australia — Scrambler XP1000 14 AUG 2017 Kawasaki Motors Pty Ltd — KLE300CHF – Versys-X 300 13 AUG 2017 Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd — Lignocaine 50 mg/5 mL ampoules 13 AUG 2017 Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd — Heparin 5000 IU/5mL injection 50 pack ampoules 13 AUG 2017 Powerup Lawncare Products — Bushranger Edger 11 AUG 2017 Kawasaki Motors […]

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Increased security when travelling follow up

Following my article yesterday about the increase in security at the airport due to terrorism, I can see that others are thinking the same way as per the article shared with me here.

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Should Australia follow the US with Travel Pre-Approval

I caught my first flight following the upgrade of security after the latest terrorism arrests that took place last week. I was concerned, as when I was called over for explosive testing the official tested two other people I did not know at the same time. Even though I was the first called, he wiped the swab over me last and tested us all with the […]

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Another fire in one of the world’s tallest buildings

I posted an article back in March 2015 on a fire in a residential tower block in Dubai. Back then, as a precursor to the terrible Grenfell Tower fire, the combustible cladding was blamed for the rapid fire spread. Firefighters have just brought yet another fire at this tower, ironically called, the Torch, under control.  To read one of the many news articles go here. This building […]

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Product Safety Recalls – 3 August 2017

This weeks product recalls includes the following: 2 AUG 2017 American Special Vehicles Pty Ltd – RAM 1500, 2500 and 3500 Trucks 1 AUG 2017 Polaris Sales Australia — Sportsman 570 1 AUG 2017 Wireless Automation Systems — Tow Secure 1 AUG 2017 Next — Navy Strap Brogue Shoe 31 JUL 2017 Mazda Australia Pty Ltd — Mazda6, Mazda CX-7 & Mazda CX-9 31 JUL […]

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Mansfield Awards – the movie

The Mansfield Awards for Claims Excellence hosted on the 13th July 2017 were a great success. InsuranceNEWS and LMI Group as organisers and hosts were delighted with the support received about the concept, from sponsors and from attendees. Here is a link to a highlights video to remind those that attended what happened on the night or if you did not make it, what you missed […]

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Blog Question: new exclusion on professional indemnity policies in respect of non-compliant building materials

I recently received this email: Hi Allan, Further to your posts regarding issues with shoddy building products, unfortunately insurers are now seeking to exclude this risk in a very heavy handed manner. In particular, exclusions to professional indemnity insurance for building surveyors, architects etc that removes all cover irrespective of fault. The below clause for example is extremely onerous & removes all cover even in […]

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NSW Government continue to bend the facts to hide their ineptitude.

Like all rate payers in New South Wales, I received this (image) flyer from the New South Wales Government on the emergency services levy. I cannot accept that deferring the levy is going to help those that are currently bearing the cost of funding the fire and emergency services. Fact 1: everyone in New South Wales benefits from having an efficient, well funded, well trained […]

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