Consumer Protection BC has issued a compliance order against 6971148 Canada Ltd. (DBA Rainbow Systems and Vitaly Davydov) a door to door sales company that sells vacuums based in Delta BC, for:
- Failing to include the total cost of credit on a direct sales contract, contrary to section 19 (j) of the Business Practices and Consumer Protection Act (BPCPA)
- Failing, within 15 days of cancellation of a direct sales contract, to return to a consumer a trade-in received under a trade-in arrangement or to pay the consumer the amount of the trade-in allowance stated on the contract, contrary to section 21 (4) the BPCPA
Read the compliance order and the full reasons for the decision.
Rainbow Systems has been ordered to compensate the consumer in question $1,000 within 15 days. The refund amount (as indicated as the “trade-in allowance” in the cancelled contract) is in lieu of returning the goods received, which were disposed of by the business.
The business has also been ordered to reimburse Consumer Protection BC costs for the inspection in the amount of $900 within 30 days.
By law, the business has 30 days to request a reconsideration of the decision.
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