Decathlon in court ...

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Decathlon in court ...

Postby Aushiker » Thu 23 Jul, 2020 3:05 pm

Decathlon in court for allegedly selling sporting goods which did not comply with safety standards. Details in the ACCC press release.
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Re: Decathlon in court ...

Postby Franco » Fri 24 Jul, 2020 12:49 pm

So inflatable pools and basketball rings can be dangerous ?
I never knew that.
My guess is that the sort of people that don't have enough common sense to figure that out are the same people that are not going to read the instructions and or take note of warnings.
Maybe it's just me...
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Re: Decathlon in court ...

Postby Joynz » Sat 25 Jul, 2020 2:35 am

Did you read the article?

‘The ACCC also alleges Decathlon made a false or misleading representation that some of the basketball rings and backboards were safe to attach to brickwork, when that was not the case.’

That’s hardly something an average person could be expected to know. It’s not a matter of common sense.
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Re: Decathlon in court ...

Postby Franco » Sat 25 Jul, 2020 9:52 am

yes, sorry, that bit was wrong...
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