Harvey Norman fined for misleading advertising

Friday 9 December 2011 @ 9.29 a.m. | Trade & Commerce

Embattled electronics retailer Harvey Norman is again under scrutiny after it was fined for a misleading advertising campaign.

Harvey Norman has been slugged $1.25 million for misleading advertising following action taken by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.

In September 2010, the retailer promoted the sale of 3D televisions in a catalogue that was widely distributed throughout the country.

The Federal Court said the catalogues created the ''misleading and deceptive'' impression that consumers in all places where the catalogue was distributed could buy and use a 3D television to watch the 2010 AFL and NRL grand finals in 3D format.

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