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Court Summary - at a glance

Date of offence:
16 September 2013
 
Plea:
Guilty
 
Decision:
Convicted
 
Final decision date:
 
Fine imposed:
$10,000

Safety lessons learned:

Not applicable

Defendant name:
A & J Brasting Limited
 
Industry:
Wholesale trade
 
Date of offence:
16 September 2013
 
Facts in brief:
The Defendant owns and manages ‘Arthur’s Emporium’ which is based in Whangarei. On 2 May 2013, the Defendant imported 504 x 4L tins of enamel-based ‘Han Hu’ brand paint into New Zealand. Investigations carried out by MBIE/WorkSafe revealed that the paint was a flammable substance. The Defendant failed to provide EPA approval of importing the paint. Two compliance orders were issued but were not complied or followed.
 
Offence section:
S107 Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996
 
Date charged:

Court:
Whangarei - District Court
 
Plea:
Guilty
 
Final decision date:
 
Decision:
Convicted
 
Fine imposed:
$10,000
 
Maximum fine available:
$50,000 per charge and $5,000 per day for a continuing offence
 
Reparation:
Not applicable