Media releases

18 Dec 2017

Stocking fillers could be killers

As millions of Australians rush to finish their Christmas shopping and fill the stockings of loved ones they should be cautious about the gifts they buy and receive for children.

19 Oct 2017

Minister tells fitness buffs to keep hiking and biking

SAFETY standards for exercise bikes and treadmills have been maintained to ensure the safety of users, Minister for Small Business Michael McCormack says.

10 Mar 2017

Keeping kids’ soccer goals safe

Moveable soccer goals, which are subject to a safety standard due to the risk of toppling over, have been reviewed by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

18 Nov 2015

SA: Warning on trampoline safety as injury numbers rise

South Australians are being reminded of the importance of trampoline safety in the lead up to summer.

16 Nov 2015

QLD: Keep the bounce in your backyard this summer

Queensland Fair Trading Executive Director Brian Bauer said trampolines used safely were a fun and entertaining way for the whole family to spend time together.
21 Mar 2013

ACCC jumps on unsafe trampoline practices

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is warning parents and carers about safe trampoline use after a recent survey showed that injuries are common.
9 Jan 2013

NSW: Public safety warning on treadmills

Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe today issued a reminder of the dangers of treadmills to young children.
10 May 2011

Concern over treadmills after product safety campaign

Treadmills being sold without adequate warning labels were a major concern following an intensive product safety campaign carried out by Western Australian Consumer Protection.
4 Feb 2011

ACCC urges Australians to put child safety first with treadmills

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission today urged parents and suppliers to put child safety first with fitness equipment, particularly treadmills.
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.