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Airbnb, Goa host fined ₹10,000 by consumer court for accident involving infant

May 09,2024

The Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission in Chandigarh has fined the homestay marketplace Airbnb and one of its hosts ₹10,000 after a six-month-old child was accidentally injured while the property was being cleaned. The Commission President Pawanjit Singh and members Surjeet Kaur and Suresh Kumar Sardana noted an email exchange between the complainants and Airbnb, where Airbnb and the caretaker admitted to the incident and apologised.

The emails from the accused clearly admit the incident on March 6, 2022, when the complainant’s six-month-old daughter, wrapped in a blanket, fell while the room was being cleaned by the caretaker, and the accused also apologised, the May 2 order stated.

The commission directed both Airbnb and the property caretaker to pay ₹5,000 to the complainant as compensation, along with an additional ₹5,000 for litigation costs. The development comes after the bench heard a complaint from the child’s mother.

Source: CNBCTV

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