Media releases

23 Dec 2010

Warning to consumers: Unsafe toys sold in Darwin

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has today issued a warning to Darwin consumers about the sale of unsafe toys in the lead up to Christmas.
14 Dec 2010

Regulators pull unsafe toys from shelves

Consumers can look forward to a safer Christmas after more than 150,000 unsafe toys and other items were removed from store shelves during a national blitz led by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).
10 Dec 2010

Santa’s workshop on notice in annual toy safety blitz

Queensland Fair Trading safety officers have been out in force in the lead up to the festive season making sure children’s toys are safe so there are no nasty surprises on Christmas morning.
8 Dec 2010

Products removed from sale in Christmas safety blitz

Yoyo balls, flotation toys and novelty cigarette lighters have been removed from sale in WA, during Consumer Protection’s annual Christmas product safety blitz.
8 Dec 2010

Dangerous toys found by NSW Fair Trading

NSW Fair Trading Minister Virginia Judge today said investigators had found 142 dangerous toys in shops and markets across the State and ordered 102 retailers to remove stock from shelves.
3 Dec 2010

Unsafe toys recalled from sale in pre-Christmas audit

A pre-Christmas safety audit conducted by South Australian consumer authorities has resulted in four toy products being taken off shelves across the nation.
26 Oct 2010

Dangerous toys destroyed today

More than 11,000 dangerous toys will be destroyed after being seized from wholesale and retail outlets around Victoria, Consumer Affairs Minister Tony Robinson announced today.
1 Apr 2010

Easter eggs and toys tested

Consumers can feel confident that they’re not getting short changed on the quantity or quality of novelty toys or chocolates purchased this Easter.
31 Mar 2010

ACCC institutes proceedings against Cut Price Imports

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has instituted proceedings in the Federal Court, Perth, against Alvaton Holdings Pty Ltd trading as Cut Price Imports.
26 Feb 2010

Show bags given the all clear

Today, Consumer Affairs Victoria product safety officers from Berwick and Melbourne inspected 150 show bags ahead of The Berwick & District Show this weekend.