Streaming issues? Report here
John Maytham 2019 1500 BW
Afternoon Drive with John Maytham
15:00 - 18:00
volume_up
volume_mute

Up Next: The Money Show with Bruce Whitfield
See full line-up
Afternoon Drive with John Maytham
15:00 - 18:00
Home
arrow_forward
Business

Woolies to pull baby carrier from shelves after copying controversy

9 January 2019 3:52 PM
Tags:
Woolworths
Ubuntu Baby Carrier
baby carrier
copying saga
product design
Businesswoman Shannon McLaughlin this week accused Woolworths of copying her product design named the Ubuntu Baby Carrier.

Retail giant Woolworths has announced that it will pull its range of baby carriers at the centre of copying allegations.

Businesswoman Shannon McLaughlin this week accused Woolworths of copying her product design named the Ubuntu Baby Carrier.

Read: 'Woolies has no leg to stand on for copying unique feature from my baby carrier'

Also Read: Baby carrier creator enraged that Woolworths copied her original product

After meeting McLaughlin on Wednesday, Woolworths published a series of tweets in which it apologised for what it calls a "lapse in process".

The retailer says it will remove its carriers in stores and online. It will also offer customers a full refund if they so wish.

Subscribe to our Business Wrap Newsletter


9 January 2019 3:52 PM
Tags:
Woolworths
Ubuntu Baby Carrier
baby carrier
copying saga
product design

More from Business

Toyota Etios

Earn R4500+ per month by renting out your car to Uber drivers

22 November 2019 2:11 PM

Flexclub pays you to rent out a car you don’t use to Uber drivers struggling to obtain finance, says cofounder Tinashe Ruzane.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

69663831-2970677422958908-1jpg

Liberty founder Donald Gordon dies

22 November 2019 1:51 PM

The financial services company announced Gordon passed away after a short illness.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

171121bongogif

Prosecutions must follow after string of Hawks arrests, says Mantshantsha

22 November 2019 1:27 PM

The Hawks made several high-profile arrests this week and the Daily Maverick's Sikonathi Mantshantsha says the NPA must step up.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

191115-ctia-saa-strike-edjpg

SAA & unions reach wage deal, ending strike

22 November 2019 1:25 PM

It also said mediation will continue to assist the parties to work through some of the identified underlying issues and challenges.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

191115 SAA strike Airways Park3

National Transport Movement signs SAA wage deal, retrenchments postponed

22 November 2019 1:23 PM

NMT president Mashudu Raphetha and Eyewitness News reporter Kgomotso Modise give details of the agreement.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

vida-e-caffe-coffe-instagram-postjpg

Vida e caffè revamps very first store in Cape Town to mark 18 years in the biz

22 November 2019 12:30 PM

To celebrate 18 years of success, the brand went back to where it all started. CEO Darren Levy takes us on Vida e caffè's journey.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

investec.JPG

Poor UK performance sees Investec earnings fall by 17.2%

22 November 2019 10:04 AM

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Fani Titi, Joint-CEO at Investec.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Prison cell jail

The (formerly short) long arm of the law has begun striking

22 November 2019 9:30 AM

The Hawks is swooping. Bernard Hotz (Business Crimes and Investigations at Werksmans) discusses the significance it all.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

saa over table mountain.jpg

'Court will have to rule if SAA is financially distressed'

22 November 2019 8:20 AM

Business rescue practitioner Louis Klopper explains what the Companies Act says about placing a company under business rescue.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

saa-flightjpg

Is being placed into business rescue the way forward for SAA?

21 November 2019 6:17 PM

Specialist attorney Gareth Cremen examines the suitability of trade union Solidarity's court application against the airline.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward