Using consumers as advertisement agents, by selling the carry bags with the company logo, will fall under unfair trade practice

The Commission relied upon the Big Bazar (Future Retail Ltd.,) Vs. Ashok Kumar 2020 SCC Online NCDRC 495 in Revision Petition 975 of 2020, where the Big Bazar was restrained by the commission for imposing additional charges on the carry bags.

Vaibhav Srivastava

Vaibhav Srivastava

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The Consumer Forum, of a bench comprising of Vakkanti Narasimha Rao (President), PVTR Jawahar Babu (Member) and RS Rajeshree (Member) observed that, “.........selling the plastic bags having their Company Logo due to which Acts of them, they are using the complainants as tool of their Advertisement that leads to adoption of un-fair trade practice apart from deceptive nature of services and committal of spurious acts that should be highly objectionable.”

The forum further observed that, “.....as a matter of Consumer rights, the consumer has the right to know that there will be an additional cost for carry bags and also to know the silent specifications and price of the carry bags, before he exercises his choice of patronizing a particular retail outlet before he makes his selection of goods for purchase from the said retail outlet.”

The Commission relied upon the Big Bazar (Future Retail Ltd.,) Vs. Ashok Kumar 2020 SCC Online NCDRC 495 in Revision Petition 975 of 2020, where the Big Bazar was restrained by the commission for imposing additional charges on the carry bags.

Section 2(1)(r) of the Consumer Protection Act, 1986 defined the term “unfair trade practice”, which means a trade practice which, for the purpose of promoting the sale, use or supply of any goods or for the provision of any service, adopts any unfair method or unfair or deceptive practice.

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