Product Recalls Australia – 26 April 2018

This week’s product recalls includes the following: Suzuki Australia Pty Ltd — GSX-R125 & GSX-S125 Motorcycles Read more Biopak Pty Ltd — Biopak’s 12oz ByoCup Reusable Coffee Cup Read more Polaris Sales Australia Pty Ltd — MY2018 Selected Indian Motorcycles Read more Target Australia Pty Ltd — 11 Fin Column Oil Heater Read more Grundfos Holding A/S — Unilift pumps – models AP12, AP35 and […]

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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 Read more Porsche Lizenz- und Handelsgesellschaft mbH & Co KG — Porsche Wooden Car Blue/Black Read more GM Holden Ltd — SAAB 9-3 and SAAB 9-5 MY 2006-2011 Read more Toyota Motor Corporation Australia Limited — Toyota Kluger Read more Daimler Truck & Bus Australia […]

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RIMS 2018

Four of us from LMI Group have traveled to San Antonio in the US for the 68th annual RIMS (Risk Management Society) Conference. Several of us have been going for a number of years to stay up to date with our learnings and to gather ideas on ways we can provide a better service to our customers. While I have been privileged to present at […]

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Staying Safe

The LMI Melbourne office was originally built as a small factory and then utilised as a warehouse and later partially converted to offices before it was acquired by LMI as its Melbourne base. Over the years, the building has been slowly refurbished, including the removal of all asbestos and being in the risk and insurance business, we have been careful to always comply with the […]

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Baby Wipes: not so flushable!

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 […]

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Travelling glitch – It may happen to you or me!

Over the past 6 months or so, the team at LMI and I have been working on 5 levels of travel insurance for a new player in the Australian Market, TravelCard Real Time Travel Insurance. I was drawn to the company as they have such a great humanitarian approach to claims, particularly in the event of illness or injury while travelling overseas. Today I am […]

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Yet another recall: this one should not be ignored!

It is estimated that around 80,700 pool fence latches sold through Bunnings Warehouse stores across Australia have had to be recalled. This is following an investigation which found that they do not comply with the required Australian Safety Standard. With young lives at risk, this is clearly a very serious safety issue, and so I join the request that any and all owners and residents of properties with pools […]

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April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month in the US

I have posted articles on the very real issues arising from drivers being distracted on their phones while driving. As such a headline which read 3 Ways the Insurance Industry Can Kick Distracted Driving to the Curb, caught my eye. Having read the article by  assistant editor, Will Jones, of IA’s (Independent Agent) on-line magazine, I thought it had some excellent points and had equal relevance to our part of […]

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Surely company’s know that the truth will come out

Yesterday I was delivering training sessions with one of the topics covered, Product Recall Insurance. Besides explaining the obvious need for this cover I went through the risk of a company not doing the right thing and quoted the forced recall of vehicles fitted with faulty Takata airbags (refer my post of February 28) and the brand damage it does to those car manufacturers that […]

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Product Recalls – 11 April 2018

This week’s product recalls includes the following: Hino Motor Sales Australia Pty Ltd — MY 2013 Hino 300 Series Read more FCA Australia Pty Ltd — 2014-2016 (JK) Jeep Wrangler and 2014-2015 (LX) Chrysler 300 Read more Entyce Food Ingredients Pty Ltd — Creative Gourmet Pomegranate Arils 180g Read more Out of the Box Innovation and Design — USB Charging Station Read more Inghams Enterprises […]

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