(1) An inspector who enters premises under a search warrant may give an embargo notice to the occupier of the premises.
(2) The inspector may give the notice to the occupier of the premises:
(a) by causing a copy of the notice to be served on the occupier; or
(b) if the occupier cannot be located after all reasonable steps have been taken to do so--by:
(i) causing a copy of the notice to be served on a person on the premises who is reasonably believed to be in regular contact with the occupier; or
(ii) causing a copy of the notice to be affixed to the premises, or to a thing on the premises, in a prominent position.
(3) The embargo notice must:
(a) be in writing; and
(b) specify the consumer goods, or product related services, to which the notice relates; and
(c) if the notice relates to consumer goods--state that the specified consumer goods must not be:
(i) supplied in or from the premises; or
(ii) transferred, moved, altered, destroyed or otherwise interfered with;
during the period specified in the notice; and
(d) if the notice relates to product related services--state that the specified product related services must not be supplied in or from the premises during the period specified in the notice; and
(e) explain the effect of section 135V or 135W.
(4) Despite anything in any other law, a contract for a supply of consumer goods or product related services that is prohibited by an embargo notice is void.
(5) If consumer goods are supplied in contravention of an embargo notice:
(a) the supplier must immediately return or refund to the person who acquired the goods any consideration (or the value of any consideration) that that person gave:
(i) under an agreement for the supply; or
(ii) under a related contract or instrument; and
(b) if the goods have been removed from the premises in which they were subject to the embargo notice--the person who acquired the goods must:
(i) return the goods to the premises; or
(ii) notify the supplier of the place where the supplier may collect the goods; and
(c) if subparagraph (b)(ii) applies--the supplier must collect the goods from the place notified to the supplier, and return them to the premises.