Australian lawsuit filed against smartwatch maker

CANBERRA, October 24, 2022 10:41 AM — REGNUM The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has filed suit against Fitbit in Australian federal court alleging that the smartwatch maker misled customers about their rights to substandard products. The details were told by the journalists of the TV channel Nine News.

In litigation against US company Fitbit LLC, the Australian Competition Authority will defend the case that the manufacturer told customers they could not get a refund if they did not return the defective product within 45 days.

The alleged misleading behavior took place over a period of more than 18 months, from May 2020 to February 2022.

“We have brought this case against Fitbit because we believe the alleged behavior is serious and that manufacturers must put in place processes to ensure compliance with Australian consumer law… Under Australian consumer law, products must be of acceptable quality and retailers must provide funds remedies for defective goods, which include repair, replacement or refund, as the case may be,” said the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.

Macedonians send ‘wrong’ halal cuts back to Serbia

SKOPJE, September 30, 2022, 22:29 — REGNUM The head of North Macedonia’s Halal Certification Agency, Muhamer Veseli, said on September 30 that Stokomak had refused to supply the market with a controversial halal-labeled cut, 40% of which was pork.

According to the Albanian news agency Telegrafi, the products of this company will be disposed of or returned to Serbia, to the warehouse of the manufacturing company.

Veseli assured the Muslim population of North Macedonia that the state is monitoring the authenticity of the markings.

Australian authorities threaten speculators amid gasoline rush

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA, Sep 28, 2022 11:25 AM — REGNUM Australian Consumer Commission Chair Gina Kass-Gotlieb gave a speech in Melbourne on Sept. 28, where she warned gasoline retailers of unreasonable price hikes following the end of fuel tax cuts. This was reported by the TV channel Nine News.

“We will be on the lookout for unexpected or anomalous price changes… If we see inappropriate price increases or movements, we will not hesitate to report what we see, whether it be the location of such a facility or the names of businesses that are retailing through extraordinary or unexpected price increases.” , Cass-Gottlieb warned.

According to her, at least one or two weeks will pass before fuel prices in Australia begin to rise for objective reasons. All abnormal fluctuations in the price range will earlier be considered by the commission as non-competitive behavior.