The Australian branch of Decathlon has been fined A$1.5 million (€928,000) by Federal Court Justice John Nicolas for selling portable pools and basketball hoops that failed to comply with Australian safety standards between 2016 and 2019. The warning labels were either too small or lacking the mandatory wording: “Children have drowned in portable swimming pools. Ensure active adult supervision at all times.” In federal court proceedings, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission argued that Decathlon had failed to adequately respond to the concerns raised by the watchdog on several occasions for 18 months, the local Retail Gazette reported. The judge took into account the fact that the products may have complied with European safety standards, but added that it was necessary “to send a message that non-compliance with mandatory safety standards would not be tolerated, especially in relation to products targeted to children.”