Atif Bajwa resident of Oscar Street, Moston, and eBay Trader used famous companies’ trademarks of Ben Ten, Lego, Marvel, Monster High and Hello Kitty on kids’ sofas, arm chairs, toyboxes and headboards which were actually flammable furniture for children, he has been banned from being a director for five years.
The material covering the items had come from licensed goods, such as pillowcases and duvets, which Atif Bajwa had no licence to use them for his furniture, when samples of Atif Bajwa’s goods were tested, the cover material failed the fire safety “match test”, and were found to lack the “interliner” which would protect the foam inside from coming contact with a naked flame.
His products could have killed or seriously injured children. His motive was to make a profit, and he did so with no regard for whether the goods were unsafe. He put profit before the safety of children. His products could have killed or seriously injured children.
Atif started this business with a £20,000 loan, between August 2014 and May 2016, £30,000 of sales went through an account held by his company on eBay, where he made 82,000 sales listings.
He has now been sentenced to 18 months, suspended for two years, with 250 hours unpaid work, and an order to pay £1,000 prosecution costs. His firm, Comfy House Ltd, must pay £4,000 in fines.
Original News Source: MEN