Media releases

22 Dec 2009

Teething toy recalled

David Jones Limited, Target Australia Pty Ltd and Little Smiles Pty Ltd have conducted voluntary recalls of Infantino Clack & Teethe toys, after the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission identified potential choking hazards in the toys it tested.
17 Dec 2009

Testing clears Go Go Guinea Pigs: ACCC

Testing has cleared Go Go Guinea Pigs, a popular children's toy, in time for Christmas.
15 Dec 2009

More than 15000 dangerous toys seized before Christmas

More than 15,000 dangerous toys have been seized in Victoria in a Pre-Christmas toy safety blitz, Consumer Affairs Minister Tony Robinson said today.
7 Dec 2009

Consumer Affairs inspects 10,000 toys in the lead up to Christmas

In the lead up to this Christmas Season, Northern Territory Consumer Affairs staff have been busy visiting stores that sell toys throughout the Territory to ensure they comply with Territory and National safety standards.
27 Nov 2009

Dangerous children’s toys stopped at border

Children’s toys containing dangerous levels of lead have been intercepted and seized in Melbourne as part of a joint agency operation.
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.
22 Sep 2009

Two-piece party horns recalled

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has gained a product recall from a party horn supplier after tests revealed it to present a choking hazard for children under the age of three.
24 Feb 2009

Selling toys on the internet – It's no game

Internet toy traders have been reminded they must meet mandatory safety standards for their products after hazardous toys were made available on websites.