Iyer wood product company says it won’t sue over its shaver wood product
Iyer Wood Products has confirmed it will not sue the makers of a shaver product it sells in Australia, as the company’s chief executive said the product is not made in Australia.
Key points:The company, which also makes a hair dryer, has already spent millions on a legal battle with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) over its Australian sales practicesMr Wood’s statement comes after he was grilled by Fairfax Media’s chief legal correspondent, David Donovan, about the product’s use of the word “Australian” in the nameIt has been a battle that has taken on renewed importance as the Australian government and the ACCC push for stronger regulations on the manufacture of shaver products in AustraliaThe ACCC has launched an investigation into Iyer and other Australian shaver manufacturers over the name of its productsMr Wood said the company has “been very clear” about its Australian business and its customers, but he would not go into detail about its business model.
“The Australian shavers that are sold to Australian customers are produced and marketed in Australia,” Mr Wood said.
The company did not respond to a request for comment from ABC News.”
We will not make any representations to the Australian public about our products.”
The company did not respond to a request for comment from ABC News.
However, in a statement, Iyer said its products were made in New Zealand and have been sold in Australia since 1999.
“Iyer is not an Australian company,” it said.
“It is a New Zealand company and the name Australian is not our trademark.”
It said its shapers “are Australian and are certified by New Zealand’s Department of Industry and Innovation”.
It also said the Australian shaving community had been a part of Iyer for “many years” and it would continue to do so.
“We welcome the scrutiny we have received in the media over the last year,” Iyer chief executive Stephen O’Reilly said.