Zolo Limited

Court Summary - at a glance

Date of offence:
14 November 2013 and 12 December 2013
 
Plea:
Guilty
 
Decision:
Convicted
 
Final decision date:
 
Fine imposed:
$5,000 for each Electrical (Safety) Regulations offence
$30,000 for S163C Electricity Act offence

Safety lessons learned:

Ensure such appliances are tested and proven safe prior to sale.

Defendant name:
Zolo Limited
 
Industry:
Retail
 
Date of offence:
14 November 2013 and 12 December 2013
 
Facts in brief:
Note: this case should be read with DTown Limited, in the respect that their directors are shareholders and are related. Unlawful universal adaptors were sold by one store belonging to DTown Limited and one store belongs to Zolo Limited.

The Defendant has a trading entity ‘City Star Convenience’, operating as a general convenience store. Mr Adel Al Omoush is the sole director of Zolo Ltd. In 2008, the director had received a warning for a similar offending in August 2008.

On 14 November 2013, a Compliance Officer for Energy Safety, purchased an universal travel plug adaptor, which upon inspection was found to be in breach of the Regulations and unsafe for use. On the second date of offence, the same Compliance Officer returned to the same store and purchased another of the universal adapters still being offered for sale, despite the previous warning.
 
Related prosecutions:
 
Offence section:
Regulations 80 and 84 Electricity (Safety) Regulations 2010
S163C Electricity Act 1992
 
Date charged:

Court:
Auckland - District Court
 
Plea:
Guilty
 
Final decision date:
 
Decision:
Convicted
 
Fine imposed:
$5,000 for each Electrical (Safety) Regulations offence
$30,000 for S163C Electricity Act offence
 
Maximum fine available:
$50,000 for each Electrical (Safety) Regulations offence
Imprisonment of up to 2 years and $500,000 for Electricity Act offence
 
Reparation:
$0