Aldi taps into strife

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

TESTS on wa­ter run through a cheap Aldi tap from China have found up to 15 times the max­i­mum al­low­able level of lead.

The es­ti­mated 12,000 house­holds that bought an Easy Home spi­ral spring mixer are now be­ing warned against us­ing it for drink­ing or cook­ing.

“There is a cause for con­cern,” said Brett Bas­sett, head of the Queens­land Build­ing and Con­struc­tion Com­mis­sion, which iden­ti­fied the threat and com­mis­sioned the test­ing.

The Aus­tralian Com­pe­ti­tion and Con­sumer Com­mis­sion also cau­tioned against us­ing the $ 79.99 tap and said it had be­gun an in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

“If there is a risk that con­sumer goods may cause in­jury the ACCC ex­pects sup­pli­ers and man­u­fac­tur­ers to put vol­un­tary re­calls in place to pro­tect con­sumers,” a spokesman said. About 3000 of the sus­pect Aldi mix­ers were sold in Queens­land and an­other 9000 in the rest of Aus­tralia.

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