A further nine furniture product safety recalls have been reported this month, with Bunk Beds and Bean Bags heading the list and eBay being amongst the sellers under scrutiny. Consumers are urged to know their rights and Sellers warned to meet their obligations.

Concerns are increasing over product that is not only unsafe, but that also does not contain the necessary ‘warning’ labels. In many cases the products have been sold online, which only adds to the risk because product is skipping potential distribution checkpoints.  Regulators are being inundated with calls for greater control over the distribution and sale of non-compliant products with the AFA receiving upwards of 30 calls per month from consumers complaining about ‘dodgy’ furniture products. Also, on the list of disputes is non-compliance of mandatory Standards, counterfeit test reports and certificates, absence of mandatory manufacturer identification, care and warning labelling, sub-standard quality products and or materials, and misrepresentation of country of origin, product use or the materials used in the manufacturing, especially surrounding ‘leather’ products.

Consumers can learn more about their rights HERE.

See latest list of furniture related recalls here.

Ambient Lounge — Ottoman

Jelly Beanz Bean Bags — Indoor Bean Bag

Dixie Cummings Enterprises Pty Ltd — Domino Bunk Bed

HipKids — RED Brady 1-Seater Bean Bag

Cocoon Couture Pty Ltd — Cocoon Couture Bean Bag Ted Turtle Blue

Beatie Kidz — Kids Bean Bag Liner

Munchkin Asia Limited — Clean Cradle Tub

eBay Seller igrabaustralia — Bean Bag Liner

Prince of Tides Traders Pty Ltd — Prince Bunk Bed