Customers are stopped at the checkout and asked for ID after trying to buy PLASTIC knives from a Woolworths supermarket
- A Woolworths shopper was stopped while trying to buy plastic knives
- The self-service checkout needed a supervisor to approve the purchase
- In New South Wales you must be over 16 to buy knives
Woolworths customers require staff approval when buying knives at self-service checkouts.
A customer at a Woolworths in Erskineville, in the inner-west of Sydney, was stopped while trying to buy a 50-pack of plastic knives from self-service, according to news.com.au.
As a result of the security measure, a supervisor had to come by and ensure that the client was older than 16.
A customer at a Woolworths in Erskineville, in the inner-west of Sydney, was stopped while trying to buy a 50-pack of plastic knives at the self-service cash register (stock)
The law of New South Wales stipulates that it is illegal for a child up to 16 years old to buy knives or for retailers to sell it to them.
When shoppers buy the knives – regardless of what they are made of – the keyword & # 39; knife & # 39; the safety measure.
A Woolworths spokesperson confirmed to Daily Mail Australia in 2018 that each product with the keyword & # 39; knife & # 39; is marked at the self-service checkout and requires approval from the attendant prior to purchase.
& # 39; Residents of New South Wales under the age of 16 are not allowed by law to buy certain types of knives. In accordance with these requirements, we have set up controls in our POS systems to mark when a knife is scanned during a self-service check, & a spokesperson told Daily Mail Australia.
& # 39; Because plastic knives are exempt from the ban, our store teams do not need to see an ID when these items are scanned and customers can complete their purchase. & # 39;
In some stores even a warning card for the plastic knives is placed on the supermarket shelf with the text & # 39; no proof no purchase & # 39 ;.
The security measure meant that an attendant had to come and ensure that the shopper was older than 16 (stock)
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