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Pizza Hut forced to pull “Mitey stuffed crust” pizza ads

Posted By on 25/10/15

Pizza Hut was forced to pull ads for its Australia Day tie-in invention, the “Mitey stuffed crust” pizza. This slightly dubious crust creation features a ‘black gold’ filling of mozzarella and Vegemite, which was variously described as tasting like ‘medicine’, ‘petrol’, and ‘fish jam’ by the hapless backpackers who featured in the campaign commercial. But … Read more

Energy providers zapped by misleading claims

Posted By on 25/10/15

Continuing its commitment to focus on the industry, the ACCC has been busy prosecuting energy resellers for making misleading claims. Origin Energy – misleading representations regarding discounts Origin trumpeted to South Australian consumers that signing up to a DailySaver energy plan would lead to discounts of up to 16% for electricity usage, and up to … Read more

Extended warranty claim comes out in the wash

Posted By on 25/10/15

New Zealand-based appliance manufacturer Fisher & Paykel and warranty provider Domestic & General have been found guilty of misleading and deceptive conduct in relation to representations to consumers regarding extended warranties. What they did Domestic & General was contracted by Fisher & Paykel to offer extended warranties to customers who purchased Fisher & Paykel dishwashers. … Read more