Media releases

25 Sep 2015

SA: Safety warning over sweet-smelling scented erasers

Business Services and Consumers Minister Gail Gago today issued a safety warning related to a gumball machine that dispenses colourful balls used by children as erasers.

18 Sep 2015

QLD: Safety all the way

Safety bells are jingling as the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) launches its annual toysafety blitz to ensure toys sold for Christmas meet Australian safety standards.
14 Sep 2015

WA: Warning after asbestos found in crayons

Consumer Protection and WorkSafe have issued a warning after traces of asbestos were found in some imported crayons.

8 Sep 2015

QLD: Sleep safe: Cot safety warning

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is reminding Queensland parents and caregivers to be vigilant when setting up household cots for their children following the death of a toddler in the United Kingdom.
25 Aug 2015

SA: Showbag inspections making this year’s show safe for children

An inspection of 218 show bags prior to this year’s Royal Adelaide Show has identified only two items with potential safety issues.
22 Jul 2015

ACCC inspects safety of showbags at Darwin Show

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has inspected more than 90 showbags ahead of the Royal Darwin Show to ensure products included in the bags meet mandatory safety requirements.
9 Jun 2015

SA: Spend a Penny fined for supplying unsafe baby toys

The operator of the Spend a Penny stores has been prosecuted and ordered to pay a total of $4,540 for supplying baby toys that failed mandatory safety standards following an inspection by the state’s consumer watchdog.
2 Jun 2015

VIC: Crushing end for dangerous toys

The Andrews Victorian Labor Government is putting Victorian traders on notice to keep banned or unsafe toys off their shelves, or risk hefty fines of up to $1.1 million.
11 May 2015

QLD: Second-hand doesn’t have to mean second-rate safety

The Office of Fair Trading is warning Queenslanders about the danger of buying second-hand products that may be unsafe or do not come with safety instructions or labels.
31 Mar 2015

ACCC obtains court undertakings to restrain supply of potentially unsafe baby cots and strollers by Online Dealz and Janet Lucas

Following legal proceedings filed by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission in the Federal Court, Online Dealz Pty Ltd (Online Dealz) and its director and sole shareholder Janet Lucas have provided undertakings to the Court to refrain from supplying baby cots and strollers which the ACCC alleges do not comply with mandatory safety standards pending further orders.