New Zealand: Goodwear Limited found guilty of violating safety rules
Safety is one of the most important aspects in kids or childrenwear. But, some companies still overlook the matter, despite strict rules and regulation in place. New Zealand-based Goodwear Limited is one such example. The company has been found guilty of selling clothes that didn’t have correct fire warnings. The company that imports apparels from China and supplies them to outlets across New Zealand will be charged in November for 16 violations of the Fair Trading Act.
According to the Commerce Commission, all charges are under the Fair Trading Act 1986, relating to 22 different children garments. Goodwear supplied or offered to supply several hundred units of these non-compliant garments between 1 July 2016 and 30 October 2017. During November 2016 and September 2017, the Commission staff purchased 27 garments which had been supplied by Goodwear to two south Auckland retailers, and the garments were sent for testing by the New Zealand Wool Testing Authority. There were 22 garment types which failed to comply with at least one of the consumer information standards, which include care labelling, fibre content labelling, and country of origin labelling requirements, the Commerce Commission said.