1-Day Limited

Court Summary - at a glance

Date of offence:
25 March – 8 April 2014
 
Plea:
Guilty
 
Decision:
Convicted
 
Final decision date:
 
Fine imposed:
$14,300 per charge ($28,600 total)

Safety lessons learned:

Ensure all devices are tested and properly certified for NZ/AS Electrical standards.

Defendant name:
1-Day Limited
 
Industry:
Retail
 
Date of offence:
25 March – 8 April 2014
 
Facts in brief:
Defendant company runs a website retail operation selling goods for a limited time. The sales are direct to the public. On 25th March 2014, a bubble machine was offered for sale and on inspection by a compliance officer from the Energy Safety Unit of Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, and it was noted that the device was incorrectly labelled as being rated for 220-240 volts when in fact the device was rated at 220 volts and the power plug attached was not of an approved type.

On 28th March, Energy Safety wrote to the Defendant asking to be provided with the basis upon which electrical safety had been established for the bubble machine.

On 8 April 2014, bubble machines were once again made available for sale on the defendant’s website and a compliance officer expressed concerns about the compliance issues to a staff member. 188 units were purchased by the public over two separate 24 hour periods.
 
Offence section:
Regulations 80, 84 and 85 of the Electricity (Safety) Regulations 2010
 
Date charged:

Court:
Hamilton - District Court
 
Plea:
Guilty
 
Final decision date:
 
Decision:
Convicted
 
Fine imposed:
$14,300 per charge ($28,600 total)
 
Maximum fine available:
$50,000 per charge
 
Reparation:
$0