Media releases

27 Nov 2009

Dangerous children’s toys stopped at border

Children’s toys containing dangerous levels of lead have been intercepted and seized in Melbourne as part of a joint agency operation.
26 Nov 2009

Toys not even fit for children on Santa's naughty list

Pre-Christmas safety testing has uncovered 21 toys or gift items that won’t make it to Santa’s sack this year.
13 Nov 2009

MacLaren recall prams in Australia

Consumer Affairs Director Dr Claire Noone has supported the decision of MacLaren prams being recalled in Australia, after it was reported they pose a risk of fingertip amputation to young children.
30 Sep 2009

Big W recalls flammable children's nightwear

Parents and carers have been urged to check children's sleepwear after Big W's recall of 27 styles incorrectly labelled as low fire danger.
22 Sep 2009

Two-piece party horns recalled

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has gained a product recall from a party horn supplier after tests revealed it to present a choking hazard for children under the age of three.
26 Aug 2009

Online child car restraint recalls trigger ACCC alert

A second recall of unsafe child car restraints by online traders has prompted a serious safety alert from Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Deputy Chair, Peter Kell.
6 Apr 2009

National attack on dodgy cots

"The safety of children is paramount and this is reflected in tomorrow's voluntary recall of faulty cots," ACCC Deputy Chairman, Mr Peter Kell, said today.
24 Feb 2009

Selling toys on the internet – It's no game

Internet toy traders have been reminded they must meet mandatory safety standards for their products after hazardous toys were made available on websites.