Ban on the sale of unsafe multi-purpose ladders
Minister of Consumer Affairs Simon Bridges announces ban on unsafe multi-purpose ladders
Minister of Consumer Affairs Simon Bridges has announced a ban on multi-purpose ladders that do not meet Australia and New Zealand safety standards.
The ban comes after an investigation by Consumer Affairs which found that multi-purpose ladders sold on Trade Me collapsed well below their advertised weight limit.
The ban will come into effect for a period of eighteen months from 22 November 2012, after which time it will be reviewed.