Media releases

24 Mar 2016

ACCC releases poisons report

The ACCC is reminding parents to remove poisonous products from children’s reach, with data revealing almost 2,500 children are admitted to hospital every year following poisonings.
14 Sep 2015

WA: Warning after asbestos found in crayons

Consumer Protection and WorkSafe have issued a warning after traces of asbestos were found in some imported crayons.

28 Aug 2015

Full Court hands down decision in hair straightening product case

The Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia has, in part, allowed an appeal by the ACCC against a decision of Justice Rangiah in the Federal Court, which had dismissed certain allegations against Dateline Imports Pty Ltd (Dateline Imports).
16 Mar 2015

ACCC joins international campaign on liquid laundry detergent capsule risks

With two deaths and over 16,000 ingestion cases reported every year worldwide the ACCC, in partnership with international regulators, is urging parents to be careful when using and storing laundry products so they don’t accidentally harm children.
19 Nov 2013

QLD: Bleach tablets recalled

A brand of bleach tablets have been recalled after the Queensland Office of Fair Trading (OFT) identified the product not being supplied in re-sealable child resistant container.
21 Mar 2013

CPSC and ACCC warn of poison dangers with liquid laundry packets

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the ACCC are urging parents to take immediate action to ensure their family is not exposed to the hazards posed by liquid laundry packets or capsules.
16 Dec 2011

Toxic toys pulled from Australian shelves

The Queensland Government is leading the way in the battle to stamp out toxic phthalates in children’s toys.

9 Dec 2011

ACCC takes action on unsafe teeth-whiteners

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has acted to stop the supply of do-it-yourself (DIY) teeth-whiteners containing unsafe concentrations of peroxide.
7 Dec 2011

ACCC accepts undertaking for formaldeyhde misrepresentations in hair products

The Australian distributor of Organix Ever Straight Brazilian Keratin Therapy products, Lenan Corporation, has provided the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission with a court enforceable undertaking for falsely representing that its hair care products did not contain formaldehyde, sulphates or sodium.
8 Feb 2011

Unsafe products permanently banned under Australian Consumer Law

Cigarette lighters that look like children's toys and 'sky lanterns' are among the first 10 permanent product bans made under the new Australian Consumer Law, said Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, David Bradbury.