A 4SquareMedia Website

SECTIONS
> Wearable Technology
> Appliances
Air Conditioning & Heating
Bathroom
Cleaning
Health & Grooming
Industry
Kitchen
Laundry
Outdoor
> Automation
> Automotive
> Buyers Guide
> CEDIA 2010
> Comment
> CES
> Content & Downloads
> Digital Photography
> Gaming
> Green Energy
> HD
> Home Cinema
> Home Office
> How Stuff Works
> Installation
> Portable Players
> Media Centres
> Phones
> Real Sound
> Reviews
> Smart Awards 2013
> Smart Ideas
> Trio Awards 08
> TVs & Large Display
> Wireless & Networking
PRODUCT REVIEW
> Featured Reviews
SERVICES
> Advertising
> Competitions
> Contact
> Disclaimer
> Signup
> Terms & Conditions
SUBSCRIBE
> Subscribe to Newsletter
> Subscribe to Magazine



Top 10 Viewed Articles
  1. Who Has The Best LCD TV: Sony, Toshiba Or Samsung?
  2. FIRST LCD TV REVIEW: LG Scarlet 60 Vs Samsung Series 6
  3. Sony PS4 Not Far Away
  4. The Humble PC Gets A Whopping Makeover
  5. Sony Bravia LCD TVs Vs Samsung LED HD TVs Which is Best?
  6. Toshiba Working With Microsoft On New Entertainment Xbox
  7. Blu-ray Xbox 360 Planned By Microsoft
  8. Massive Failure Rate For Xbox 360 Exposed
  9. Free Sony PS3 Con
  10. How To Build Your Own Digital Media Server: Part I
Top 10 Viewed Reviews
  1. First Review: Samsung Series 7 LED TV
  2. Movies On-The-Go With Teac DVD Boombox
  3. Who Has The Best 32-inch Screen: Panasonic, Samsung, or Sony?
  4. Who Has The Best Home Theatre Kit? Denon vs Bose
  5. Every Bit Of Defence Counts
  6. New Denon Home Theatre Makes Bose Look Like Yesterdays Technology
  7. Best Media Player On The Market
  8. At $1,499 The Aldi Medion 17-inch Notebook Is A Steal
  9. Affordable Noise Cancelling Headphones That Work
  10. B&W 600 Speaker Delivers Real Sound





APPLIANCES / LAUNDRY

Bubble, Bubble, Toil 'N Trouble: Samsung Washers In Hot Water

By Oonagh Reidy | Tuesday | 22/01/2013

Samsung in hot water over energy savings claims on Bubble Washers.


Samsung has moved to make undertaking to ACCC following 'concerns' over potentially "misleading" claims on Bubble Washers.

Samsung claims that its Bubble Wash washing machines using cold water offered energy savings over conventional machines also using cool water, when this was not the case, were "likely to have been misleading," the ACCC said.

The ACCC expressed concerns at the energy saving claims made in an instore Bubble Washer promo video, displayed at around 90 resellers between March - October 2011, were in breach of consumer law.

Samsung Australia has now provided the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission with a court enforceable undertaking, it confirmed today.

The stores where the promos appeared were mainly Harvey Norman, The Good Guys and Bing Lee.

There were two machines involved: Samsung 7.5kg Front Loader model WF0754W7V and its 8.5kg Front Loader model WF0854W8E.

For consumers who purchased either of these Samsung washing machines from the stores that displayed the demonstration kit and promo video during the period from 1 March to 31 October 2011, Samsung has undertaken to extend the manufacturer's warranty from 2 - 5 years.

As part of the undertaking Samsung will write to affected consumers, offering an extension on manufacturer's warranty and will also place a notification advising of the warranty extension on its website.

"Consumers' purchasing decisions can be significantly influenced by energy savings claims both in terms of perceived environmental benefits and household costs savings," ACCC Chairman Rod Sims said.

"It is important for consumers not to be misled by manufacturers' comparative advertising claims."

Print this article
Email this story to a friend
Link this story:
Link this page to delicious Link this page to Digg Link this page to Furlit Link this page to News Vine Link this page to Reddit Link this page to Spurl Link this page to Yahoo My Web RSS this section





LATEST REVIEWS
New LG 65   New LG 65" Ultra High Definition TV, Complete With Pop Down Speakers: REVIEW
LG Australia has finally rolled out their 65" Ultra High Definition TV offering in Australia and what you get is a TV that delivers a quantum leap in TV technology and surprisingly a significantly improved sound system that is delivered from pop down speakers but the big question is whether it is worth $6,999.
Product Rating 4.5

Westfield To Split   Westfield To Split
Shopping giant to separate ANZ, international operation
Product Rating 0

REVIEW:Note 3 Is The Best There Is In Phablet Smartphones   REVIEW:Note 3 Is The Best There Is In Phablet Smartphones
If you are one of those people who love technology but struggle to manage the hundreds of apps and the endless capabilities that today's smartphones are capable of delivering then the new Samsung Note 3 is not for you.
Product Rating 5




SMARTHOUSE NEWSLETTER
Get the latest news
Subscribe today for your daily news of consumer electronic news...
Get the latest news

ADVERTISE
SmartHouse
reaches over 2 million consumers a year. Contact us today about special deals..

For more information ...

LATEST ISSUE
Smarthouse's
Apr/May 2011 issue

reviews the hot new iPhone attach device, the Zeppelin Air. And we look at what's going on in the tablet space...