The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is alerting consumers to the dangers of water expanding balls after several children ingested them in Australia and required hospital treatment to have them removed.
A crackdown on discount stores, pop-up shops, markets and online websites had seen 95 non-compliant toy products pulled from shelves across Sydney in the lead up to Christmas, NSW Fair Trading Minister, Matthew Mason-Cox said today.
Toys “R” Us Australia Pty Ltd (Toys R Us) has paid a penalty of $10,200 after the issue of an infringement notice by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission in relation to the supply of ‘Nantucket 4-in-1’ household cots that did not comply with the mandatory safety standard.
Minister for Consumer Affairs Heidi Victoria today helped destroy hundreds of dangerous toys, putting safety first for families during National Children’s Week as the Christmas shopping period approaches.
New South Wales Fair Trading Minister, Matthew Mason-Cox, today launched a multicultural education program to assist traders understand their rights and obligations under Australian Consumer Law when selling toys in discount stores.