Allens Arthur Robinson
In brief: The mandatory reporting obligation imposed on suppliers of consumer goods and product related services by the Australian Consumer Law commenced on 1 January 2011. Suppliers of consumer goods and product related services who become aware of a death, serious injury or illness that was, or may have been, caused by the use, or foreseeable misuse, of a consumer good, must report that event to the ACCC within two days or risk being guilty of a criminal offence. Partner Annette Hughes (view CV), Senior Associate Ric Morgan and Lawyer Claire Nicholson examine the obligation and the associated guidelines, highlighting key points for those grappling with these new requirements.
- The legal obligation
- Interaction with international product safety laws
- Practical implications