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, […]

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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 Read more IKEA Pty Ltd— GODIS PASKKYCKLING marshmallow candy 100g Read more Ampar Holdings Pty Ltd — Upside Down Cubby Stacker Toy & Upside Down Naturals Stick Stacker Toy Read more Peleguy Distribution Pty Ltd — Tiko Lighter Read more MyRV Pty Ltd — Fiat Ducato II Motorhomes & Fiat […]

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Blog Question: Extra Cost of Reinstatement

Hi Allan,  I am after some advice concerning older buildings and (non existent) open air hardstand areas.  Their land size may be big enough to cater for, but because of the buildings age they do not have designated concreted or sealed car parks.  Or their site size may not allow for in the event of a rebuild after a total loss.  Understandably building regulations have now […]

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Do not even think about it

The number of drivers that are risking their lives, the lives of others, including emergency service personnel, and their vehicles by driving into flooded roads is of increasing concern. Some insurers have in fact started to include an exclusion in their policy refusing to indemnify for such losses which can be substantial. I support this in an effort to have people understand the personal risk […]

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Blog question – Additional Increase in Cost of Working under an ISR

I received this question which I felt was worth sharing. Allan, I have for many years referred to your most excellent publication for guidance relative to BI [Business Interruption] insurance. The guide makes reference to the Industry Mark IV wording and it is in respect of the Mark IV wording that I have an enquiry, where I could not locate any reference to my particular […]

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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 […]

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Product Recalls Australia – 14 February 2018

This week’s product recalls includes the following: Jasper and Myrtle Chocolates — Jasper + Myrtle bean to bar handmade chocolate – all dark chocolate varieties 70g Read more BMW Group Australia Ltd — BMW E70 X5 & E71 X6 Read more Toyota Motor Corporation Australia Limited — Lexus NX200t, NX300h, RX200t, RX350 & RX450h Read more Mazda Australia Pty Ltd — Mazda2 (DJ hatch, DL […]

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RISK AND THE INSURANCE BUSINESS IN HISTORY, SEVILLE 2019

As many of you know, I thoroughly enjoy researching the history of general insurance and the conference in 2019 in Seville, Spain is of great interest to me. Professor Robin Pearson, who was a key note speaker at the Bengkulu conference to celebrate the 250th Anniversary of the Principle of Utmost Good Faith, is a co-host of the upcoming conference to be held at the […]

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Product Recalls Australia – 7 February 2018

This week’s product recalls includes the following: Danish by Design Pty Ltd — Troll Mattress for Nicole, Sun and Lukas Cots Read more Sweetin Pty Ltd trading as Cocofrio — Cocofrio Dairy & Gluten Free Frozen Dessert Strawberry Choc-Chip Read more Torin Australasia — Hydraulic Trolley Jack Read more Groupon Australia Pty Ltd — Outdoor Bluetooth Speaker Read more Deere & Company / John Deere […]

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