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.
27 Aug 2009

Experts to discuss mobility scooter deaths

A national meeting will seek ways of curbing the alarming number of injuries and deaths on motorised mobility scooters, Deputy Chair of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Mr Peter Kell, said today.
26 Aug 2009

Online child car restraint recalls trigger ACCC alert

A second recall of unsafe child car restraints by online traders has prompted a serious safety alert from Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Deputy Chair, Peter Kell.
4 Aug 2009

Non-compliant trolley jacks withdrawn from sale

Incorrectly labelled trolley jacks have been withdrawn from sale after Australian Competition and Consumer Commission intervention.
10 Jul 2009

Car jack incident a timely warning

An incident in Melbourne this week where a man was pinned underneath a car after a jack collapsed is a timely warning about the proper use of the products, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Deputy Chair, Peter Kell, warned today.
7 Apr 2009

Easter—DIY safely

For many Australians the Easter break is the ideal time to catch up on those 'little jobs' that go undone on a normal weekend.