Updated: Steel & Tube has been fined a record almost $1.9 million under the Fair Trading Act.
Brilliance fined $540,000 for "making false and misleading representations" about its steel mesh products.
As it said it would, ComCom lays charges after 500E steel mesh investigations, says more may follow.
Mislabelling error at Malaysian manufacturer allowed 300E rated rebar to be sold as 500E.
UPDATED: Commerce Commission issues criminal proceedings against Steel & Tube and two others.
New steel reinforcing mesh testing regime will require accredited testing, effective 1 January 2017.
"Taylor Report": recent spike in Auckland building inspection failures was not due to systemic failure.
Product assurance - what’s the regulatory outlook? And how do suppliers view all this?
Euro Corp can sell 500E mesh again after agreement to undertake accredited 3rd party testing.
MBIE reiterates offer: get in touch with us about non-compliant building products.
Interested parties meeting to discuss ductility. Questions arising now around fixings & fasteners.
RNZ this morning: Nick Smith on possible mandatory third party building product testing.
Today's MBIE update reconfirms S&T product OK for domestic use but not for consents requiring 500E.
Steel & Tube will eventually supply product that has been tested both externally and internally.
Mitre 10 is looking into a complaint about faulty electrical components.
Plans emerge for a build quality study gauging "shonky" products and their effect.
Concerns about the quality of some overseas building products are justified, says BIF.
MBIE says email us with questions about or issues with shonky products! Do get in touch with them.
"50% of new houses have a non-compliant plumbing product", says RNZ interviewee. More soon...
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