Media releases

25 Jan 2011

Treadmill warning

The ACT Commissioner for Fair Trading, Mr Brett Phillips, is reminding consumers of the need to be aware of the dangers that some household items can pose to children.
17 Aug 2010

NSW Calls for review of safety requirements on trampolines

The NSW Government is calling for a review of existing safety standards for trampolines after the NSW Product Safety Committee found unacceptable hazards and dangers associated with some products in the domestic market.
15 Feb 2010

Apollo withdraws bike due to safety concerns

A children’s bicycle missing three required safety components was withdrawn from sale by Apollo Bicycle Co Pty Ltd following concerns raised by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.
26 Nov 2009

Toys not even fit for children on Santa's naughty list

Pre-Christmas safety testing has uncovered 21 toys or gift items that won’t make it to Santa’s sack this year.
8 Oct 2009

ACCC accepts undertaking over breach of bicycle standard

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has accepted court enforceable undertakings from Dirt Works Australia Pty Limited after it acknowledged supplying bicycles that did not comply with the mandatory standard for pedal bicycles.
3 Dec 2008

Important safety recall of a flotation device for infants

"Today's recall of children's flotation devices is a timely reminder of the danger water can present to children. We must always supervise young children around swimming pools, dams and at the beach," Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Deputy Chairman, Mr Peter Kell, said today.