Media releases

24 Dec 2009

Protections for children in inflatable swimming pools

Acting Minister for Fair Trading, Graham West, today launched a NSW Government campaign to help protect children in inflatable swimming pools.
22 Dec 2009

Teething toy recalled

David Jones Limited, Target Australia Pty Ltd and Little Smiles Pty Ltd have conducted voluntary recalls of Infantino Clack & Teethe toys, after the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission identified potential choking hazards in the toys it tested.
21 Dec 2009

Make sure your holiday doesn’t turn to tragedy

Take a little time to ensure your holiday accommodation is safe for you and your children is the message from the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) these Christmas holidays.
17 Dec 2009

Testing clears Go Go Guinea Pigs: ACCC

Testing has cleared Go Go Guinea Pigs, a popular children's toy, in time for Christmas.
15 Dec 2009

More than 15000 dangerous toys seized before Christmas

More than 15,000 dangerous toys have been seized in Victoria in a Pre-Christmas toy safety blitz, Consumer Affairs Minister Tony Robinson said today.
8 Dec 2009

Fair Trading supports national call for blind cord safety

The Office of Fair Trading has thrown its full support behind the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) campaign to increase awareness of the dangers of blind and curtain cords.
8 Dec 2009

Launch of blind cord safety campaign to prevent WA child deaths

Consumer Protection is launching a new safety campaign today to warn parents and carers of children about the dangers of blind and curtain cords in a bid to prevent further child deaths.
8 Dec 2009

ACCC leads national action to raise awareness of blind and curtain cord dangers

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is leading a nation-wide campaign to check and fix dangerous blind and curtain cords after two infants were strangled by cords earlier this year.
8 Dec 2009

Safety authorities warn consumers of blind cord danger

Consumers are being advised to keep looped blind and curtain cords out of reach of young children to prevent strangulation.
7 Dec 2009

Consumer Affairs inspects 10,000 toys in the lead up to Christmas

In the lead up to this Christmas Season, Northern Territory Consumer Affairs staff have been busy visiting stores that sell toys throughout the Territory to ensure they comply with Territory and National safety standards.