Media releases

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.
5 Aug 2009

Order to display anti-smoking posters confirmed by Federal Court

Darwin tobacconist Colin Thompson must display specified anti-smoking posters in his shop for three months, the Federal Court has confirmed.
21 Jul 2009

Suppliers scolded over illegal hot water bottles

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is leading a nation-wide blitz on unsafe hot water bottles after more than 10 people in New South Wales were hospitalised with severe burns this winter alone.
3 Jul 2009

ACCC takes action for breach of undertakings by Darwin tobacconist

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has filed Federal Court proceedings alleging breaches of court enforceable undertakings by a Darwin tobacconist, Colin Thompson.
30 Apr 2009

Tobacconist stopped from masking anti-smoking messages

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission action has stopped Darwin tobacconist Mr Colin Thompson from covering health warnings, images and Quitline information on cigarette packets with stickers.
16 Apr 2009

ACCC targets blemish in cosmetics labelling

Australian cosmetics manufacturer Natural Products of Australia Pty Ltd will publish corrective notices in national newspapers and magazines this month, following action by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission about incorrect labelling on Natural Instinct and Organic Instinct hair and skin care products.
13 Feb 2009

Beauty companies admit mislabelling product, Mis-Using Australian Made Logo

Two small cosmetic manufacturing companies, Natural Beauty Enterprise Pty Ltd and Natural Green Pty Ltd, have admitted supplying cosmetic products which breached the mandatory information standard.