Concerning the offer of an i-Pad computer as a competition prize.
The complaint related to an i-Pad computer being offered as a competition prize during an exhibition, potentially in breach of sections 3.5 and 3.12.
After discussion between the parties concerned, the complaint was withdrawn, with the member offering the prize agreeing to undertake a series of corrective actions.
The independent Complaints Panel reviewed this complaint and made a series of recommendations. The sections of the code relating to electronic devices and the withdrawal of complaints were reviewed in detail as a result. The maximum value of competition prizes has been limited, the situation regarding electronic equipment has been clarified, and once complaints have been made officially they can no longer be withdrawn.
Complaint withdrawn on 18 January 2011