Product Recalls Australia – 3 April 2019

Product Recalls Australia – 3 April 2019

This week’s recall’s includes: Bailey Beau Pty Ltd — Australian Superfood Company – Raw Bars 40g Great Grand Care Pty Ltd — Dang Gui Yin Zi (Tangkuei & Tribulus Combination) Isuzu UTE Australia Pty Ltd — Isuzu D-MAX MY2018 Bodum Australia — Bodum Bistro Stainless Steel 2 Slice Toaster Think Green Ltd — Silicone Dummies Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacific Pty Ltd — Mercedes-Benz A, C and CLS […]

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Product Recalls Australia – 26 February 2019

Product Recalls Australia – 26 February 2019

This week’s product recalls includes: Targus Australia Pty Limited — APA95AU-50, 45W USB-C PD3.0 Laptop Wall Charger Aldi Stores (a Limited Partnership) — Organic Kombucha Raspberry Lemon 330mL and Lemon Lime & Bitters 330mL, 750mL Bio Living — Nature’s Path Envirokidz Gorilla Munch Cereal 284g BIG W — Christmas Wreath Candle Holder (extended recall) Target Australia Pty Ltd — Target Stick Blender TARHB40S 250W Janssen-Cilag […]

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The danger to an Insured when they ignore known risks

The danger to an Insured when they ignore known risks

While carrying out training earlier this week, I was approached by a concerned underwriter who explained that one of their senior risk surveyors had carried out a risk survey on a high rise building and they identified that the fixing mechanisms to hold the cladding in place were deteriorating and there was a real chance that pieces, or whole sections, of the cladding could fall, […]

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Cladding on Residential Buildings

Cladding on Residential Buildings

Corollary to the recent article I posted on non-confirming cladding, an LMI Staff member informed me that they had friends who hold a unit in a block of units which was clad in combustible material. The unanimous decision of the unit holders was to have the material immediately removed from the building. As yet, they have not yet replaced the cladding, while engineers are consulted, […]

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Blog Question on Non-conforming cladding

Blog Question on Non-conforming cladding

I received the following question from an old friend who I first met while handling a complex claim for his company in 1984. I rang yesterday looking for advice or some information from LMI on the building cladding issue and if the commercial insurance underwriting industry are already or are considering paying claims out for “damage or loss” to the buildings. I wonder if its […]

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Product Recalls Australia – 23 January 2019

Product Recalls Australia – 23 January 2019

This week’s product recalls includes the following: Tamex Import Export — Raw Apricot Kernels 400g Yamaha Motor Australia Pty Ltd — Yamaha Motorcycle YZF-R3A MY2015-2018 Telwater Pty Ltd — Savage 645C, Savage 655C and Savage 655C Hard Top Fibreglass Boats Yamaha Motor Australia Pty Ltd — Yamaha YZF-R3A Motorcycle MY2015-2016 Yamaha Motor Australia Pty Ltd — Yamaha MT-03LA (MTN320/A) Motorcycle MY2016 Target Australia Pty Ltd […]

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Product Recalls Australia – 16 January 2019

Product Recalls Australia – 16 January 2019

This week’s produce recalls includes: Citroen Automobiles Australia — Citroen C4 Aircross MY2013 MTD Products Australia Pty Ltd — Cub Cadet Pro Z 100 S Series Commercial Ride On Lawn Mowers Australian Sedy Pty Ltd — 33″ and 60″ high lift farm jack Tesla Motors — Tesla Model S MY2014-2016 Beijing Tong Ren Tang Australia Pty Ltd — Bronchi-cough Pill (Qiguanyan Kesou Tanchuanwan) NF Importers […]

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Product Recall – Seeley Braemar Outdoor Air Conditioner Units

Product Recall – Seeley Braemar Outdoor Air Conditioner Units

As you know, I post each week the Product Recalls released by the ACCC and hope that it helps those who may have purchased a recall item to know and be able to return it before any problems. This one I felt needed its own post, as on Christmas Night 2018, the night of the fire in my own home, the emergency responders told me […]

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Lessons learned by a fire in my home Christmas 2018

Lessons learned by a fire in my home Christmas 2018

A Christmas to remember. After helping people through home and business fires for nearly 48 years, ‘it did happen to me’, at around 10:30pm Christmas night. After only about 1 1/2 hours sleep that night I posted a quick note on Facebook with a few photos. The response I received was a complete surprise. There were a few common themes. The first which was only […]

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A couple of examples of excellent Service – Chubb Insurance and Hoselink

A couple of examples of excellent Service – Chubb Insurance and Hoselink

Claims even happen to those like me in the industry and I have written on times when I had terrible service to the point I changed our business insurer. Over the weekend my home had some water entry. I was home at the time of the storm and having been woken by it went around the home and as soon as I saw the problem […]

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