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Old 19-09-2010, 23:28   #1
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I wish to post a safety alert relating to the catastrophic failure of a steering pedestal, supplied by a well known manufacturer, in a manner the could put lives at risk if repeated.

I have toured the site in some detail but have not found a forum that seeems specifically tailored towards this sort of issue.

Any suggestions relating to this site and/or alternative sites that could ensure widespread exposure?
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Old 19-09-2010, 23:57   #2
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The correct Forum for your post is this one:

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However, please be advised that the Product Review Forum is not designed to be a member's soapbox to lambaste the manufacturer of a product nor the provider of a service with claims that are of the sort that amount to a serious and highly contentious consumer complaint. Please take a few minutes to read our Community Rules, especially this part:
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Thanks, Bill . . . yes, our Rule is definitely written from an American point-of-view. Your suggestion of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is the more appropriate entity, in this case.

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Old 20-09-2010, 01:21   #5
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Thanks all

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"If you can make a factual post that is free of emotion and name-calling, and which seeks only to bring those facts to other members without drawing what may seem to you like obvious conclusions, and which omits the names of individuals affiliated with the manufacturer or service provider, then make your post"

is exactly what I was intending.

I am preparing a post along those lines

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