Media releases

13 Aug 2014

SA: Inspectors ensure show bag toys, games are child-safe

Inspections of more than 1,000 show bag toys and novelty items have yielded just five non-compliant items, a decrease from previous years.
6 Aug 2014

ACCC takes action against online suppliers of unsafe household cots

Two online traders have separately paid infringement notices and provided court enforceable undertakings to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission after admitting that they supplied household cots that did not comply with the mandatory safety standard.

1 Aug 2014

Safety standards for cots, prams, strollers and bunk beds under review

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is alerting suppliers of children’s products to potential changes to three product safety standards (mandatory standards) for cots, prams and strollers and bunk beds.
11 Jul 2014

NT: Territory Day promotional bracelet

Intex International Group Pty Ltd has issued a Product Safety Recall for the promotional bracelets contained in the Territory Day merchandise packs, recently distributed through schools by the Northern Territory Government.
1 Jul 2014

ACCC releases new tool to help parents identify choking hazards for children

The ACCC has released a free do-it-yourself ‘Choke Check’ safety tool to help parents detect choking hazards for babies and toddlers.
22 Jun 2014

NSW: Is your baby close enough to kiss?

New South Wales Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe today issued a warning on baby sling carriers, in support of a Queensland-led national campaign.
20 Jun 2014

QLD: Baby slings film teaches parents to carry with care

Baby sling safety is at the centre of a new instructional film released by the Queensland Office of Fair Trading after three deaths in Australia were associated with the popular carriers.
18 Jun 2014

ACCC joins International Button Battery Safety Week

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is continuing to work with industry to reduce the risk of serious injuries and deaths of children swallowing coin-sized lithium button batteries.
17 Jun 2014

VIC: Batteries charged with potential danger for children

The Victorian Coalition Government, Monash Children’s Hospital and Kidsafe have joined forces to warn Victorian parents about the dangers of button batteries.
17 Jun 2014

SA: Parents warned: children and button batteries don’t mix

South Australian parents are being warned about the severe dangers of children ingesting button batteries.