Media releases

16 Dec 2008

Unsafe toys recalled after ACCC internet survey

A check of internet sales has revealed three dangerous babies' toys during the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's Christmas toy survey.
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.
1 Sep 2008

Online trader recalls child restraint systems for cars after ACCC raises safety concerns

Xport Investments Pty Ltd has issued a national voluntary recall of two models of child restraint systems for use in motor vehicles after the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission raised concerns that the systems may not comply with the prescribed consumer product safety standard.
16 May 2008

Online trader recalls baby cots due to safety concerns

DVIN Corporation Australia Pty Ltd has issued a national voluntary recall of three models of baby cots* following the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission raising concerns about safety.
19 Mar 2008

ATI Enterprise baby cot fails mandatory safety standard

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has accepted a court enforceable undertaking from ATI Enterprise Pty Ltd and its directors after it imported and sold baby cots on its eBay website, Oz-Mall, that failed to comply with the mandatory product safety standard for cots for household use.
19 Mar 2008

Non-compliant bunks and toys removed from market

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has accepted court enforceable undertakings from Australian Discount Retail (Trading) Pty Ltd regarding the supply of two models of bunk beds and a military toy set called the Special Mission Combat Force Military Play Set.
13 Mar 2008

Toy seller gives undertakings over lead paint in toys

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has accepted court enforceable undertakings from a retailer of children's toys, Captain Choppers Pty Ltd, which trades as Red Dot Stores, after the ACCC found paint on some toy cars contained too much lead.
28 Feb 2008

Auto Super Cars supplier makes undertakings over lead in toys' paint

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has accepted court enforceable undertakings from Rite Price Wholesalers Pty Ltd, an importer and supplier of children's toys, after the ACCC found paint on some Rite Price toy cars contained too much lead.