Media releases

21 Feb 2016

QLD: Safety warning – get rid of the lunchbox gas cookers

Potentially lethal “lunchbox” gas cookers are at the centre of a new safety warning after explosions put four Queenslanders in hospital last week.
19 Feb 2016

WA: Washing machine recall apathy putting lives at risk

Consumer Protection is concerned that apathy over the recall of Samsung top loader washing machines is putting the lives of Western Australians at risk.
22 Dec 2015

45,047 recalled Samsung washing machines not located

Over two years since the recall of 144,000 Samsung washing machine was announced, 45 047 recalled Samsung washing machines have not been located in homes across Australia, posing a serious fire risk to the community.
30 Nov 2015

NSW: Stay Safe This Summer

New South Wales Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe is urging families to be vigilant in the coming months about the dangers presented by pools, barbecues, gas cookers and inadequately maintained balconies and decks.
31 Aug 2015

WA: Urgent advice for owners of recalled Samsung washing machines

WA owners of recalled models of Samsung top loader washing machines are being advised by Consumer Protection to urgently seek a refund from their retailer or supplier.
28 Aug 2015

Consumer guarantee rights following Samsung washing machine recall

The ACCC has recently become aware of reports that some consumers with recalled Samsung washing machines have been offered a repair for their recalled machine, but not a replacement or refund.
14 Aug 2015

WA: Fire hazard warning over Samsung washing machines

A house fire in Parmelia has prompted a joint warning from fire and product safety authorities in WA following the recall of certain models of Samsung top loader washing machines which could pose a serious fire hazard.
23 Jul 2015

NSW: Government recall issued for affected Samsung top loader washing machines

Minister responsible for Fair Trading Victor Dominello today announced a Government recall had been issued to Samsung regarding six top loader washing machine models.
24 Jun 2015

QLD: Faulty solar systems present fire risk

The Queensland Office of Fair Trading is reminding owners of ‘Blueline Solar’ branded solar systems to check their systems for recalled isolator switches.
29 Apr 2015

NSW: Top loaders spark fire danger

New South Wales Fair Trading is warning consumers with Samsung brand top loader washing machines to be aware of possible fire danger following a recent house fire in Ryde.