17 September, 2012


Legal News & Analysis – Asia Pacific – Australia – TMT


 Five leading audio-visual manufacturers (Sony, LG, Panasonic, Samsung and Sharp) have agreed to amend their promotional material after the ACCC raised concerns about the use of the terms “WiFi Ready” and “Wireless LAN Ready” without informing consumers about the need to purchase an additional WiFi adaptor. The manufacturers will either remove these (or similar) terms from their promotional material and websites, or ensure they are accompanied by prominent statements such as “USB Wireless LAN adaptor required”, “WiFi Capable with Optional Adaptor” or “Wireless LAN Adaptor required, sold separately”.
“The ACCC considered that the term ‘Ready’, when used in promoting audiovisual products, is widely understood by consumers to mean the product is capable of accessing WiFi, without the need to purchase any further device,” Mr Sims said.
To view the ACCC media release click here.


For further information, please contact:


Gordon Hughes, Partner, Ashurst

[email protected] 




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