Thermomix fined $4.6 million for misleading customers on safety

Thermomix fined $4.6 million for misleading customers on safety

Thermomix has agreed to pay a $4.6 million penalty after it misled consumers about the safety of its appliances, which were recalled in Australia after a number of users were burned by hot liquids due to a faulty part.

Lawyers for the appliance company and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) appeared before the Federal Court in Melbourne on Wednesday for a penalty hearing after Thermomix admitted four contraventions of consumer laws.

“I’m inclined to agree that a penalty of $4.6 million is appropriate,” Justice Bernard Murphy said.

“The conduct is particularly serious.”

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