Media releases

26 Jul 2013

QLD: Warning on baby change table safety risks

Baby change tables are common in households with young children but the Queensland Office of Fair Trading is warning there are dangers involved in their use.
23 Jul 2013

ACCC checking for show bag dangers at Darwin Show

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will be inspecting show bags today ahead of the Royal Darwin Show to ensure products meet mandatory safety requirements.
9 Jul 2013

TAS: Keeping kids safe in the car

The Council tasked with examining paediatric deaths in Tasmania is reminding parents to become more familiar with the correct use of child restraints in cars.
8 Jul 2013

ACCC works with industry to improve button battery safety

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission held a meeting in Sydney on Friday with button battery manufacturers, importers, retailers and industry associations to discuss improvements to button battery safety.
4 Jul 2013

ACCC: Remove risky button batteries from reach

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is urging parents and carers to be aware of the risks that coin-sized batteries pose to children if swallowed and to take precautions to keep them out of young hands.
20 Jun 2013

Bilingual product safety radio campaign for remote Indigenous communities

Following action by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, remote Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory will benefit from an innovative bilingual consumer radio education program that provides tips about keeping babies safe.
7 Jun 2013

ACCC warns parents about dangerous infant recliner

The Australian Competition Consumer Commission is warning parents about the recall of a ‘Nap Nanny’ infant recliner in Australia.
18 Apr 2013

Vic: King Sky Group Pty Ltd and Ji Dong Miao - Enforceable undertaking

A Moorabbin importer and its company secretary have admitted supplying toys that contravene mandatory safety standards.
10 Apr 2013

QLD: Consumer product-related injuries in Queensland children

Bunk beds and baby change tables top the list for commonplace household products that contain hidden dangers which may cause serious injury and sometimes death when used unsupervised or not correctly.
8 Apr 2013

QLD: Brisbane importer fined $75 000 for unsafe toys and cosmetics

A Brisbane imports company and its director have been fined a total of $75 000 in the Beenleigh Magistrates Court (2 April 2013) for stocking unsafe toys and cosmetics.