Media releases

17 Dec 2012

Thousands of unsafe toys stripped from Christmas shelves

More than 11,000 unsafe toys have been stripped from Christmas shelves after a consumer watchdog blitz, said Assistant Treasurer David Bradbury.
13 Dec 2012

NSW: Blitz on Dangerous Toys and Electrical Products

Minister for Fair Trading Anthony Roberts today revealed 146 varieties of toys and 17 electrical products, seized and removed from sale by Fair Trading in its Christmas safety blitz.
6 Dec 2012

VIC: Thousands of dangerous toys that won’t be under the Christmas tree

A pre-Christmas blitz on retail shops and wholesalers across Victoria has ensured more than 11,000 dangerous toys will not reach children this Christmas, Consumer Affairs Minister Michael O’Brien announced today.
6 Dec 2012

QLD: Operation Safe Christmas adds 52 toys to naughty list

With less than three weeks until Christmas, Queensland Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie has warned parents to be on the lookout for unsafe toys when shopping for presents this year.
20 Nov 2012

Over 60,000 child car seats recalled due to safety concerns

ACCC announces recall of over 60,00 child car restraints after testing found that the anchor kits or brackets could fail in the event of a collision, increasing the risk of injury to the child.
19 Sep 2012

WA: Royal Showbags given seal of approval

280 showbags pass WA Consumer Protection product safety tests & no poisonous elements detected in toys sent for lab testing
21 Aug 2012

ACCC action results in $25,000 product safety campaign for remote Indigenous communities

Product safety in remote Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory will benefit from a $25,000 consumer education campaign following Australian Competition and Consumer Commission surveillance and enforcement action.
20 Aug 2012

Showbag safety up for inspection

Ahead of this year’s Royal Show, the Product Safety team from Consumer and Business Services has inspected the 1350 toys and novelty items that will be in this year’s showbags, to ensure compliance with mandatory safety standards.
31 Jul 2012

ACCC releases app to help keep babies safe

Parents, carers and parents-to-be can use their iPhones or iPads to easily access a range of infant and nursery product safety information from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission following the launch of a free app.
19 Jul 2012

Variety stores fined for unsafe products

NSW Fair Trading reported that two variety stores, Hot Price Pty Ltd trading as Kia Variety at Blacktown and Changyu Enterprise Pty Ltd trading as PTK Variety at St Marys, have been ordered to pay $8,550 and $1,142 respectively in fines and costs by Parramatta Local Court for supplying unsafe products.