Media releases

18 Nov 2010

Toy train product recall

A Moorabbin wholesaler has been ordered to pay for the recall and destruction of 12 types of dangerous toys after the Supreme Court found that it breached provisions of the Victorian Fair Trading Act 1999 by trading in unsafe products Director of Consumer Affairs Victoria Dr Claire Noone said today.
12 Nov 2010

ACCC institutes proceedings against Dimmeys over children's dressing gowns

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has instituted legal proceedings in the Federal Court, Melbourne, against Dimmeys Stores Pty Ltd.
5 Nov 2010

Businesses invited to be in-the-know on product safety

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is inviting businesses to hear first-hand what the product safety system changes under the Australian Consumer Law mean. The free seminar is on this week!
3 Nov 2010

Toy train product recall

Consumer Affairs Victoria is reminding Victorians to keep a look out for faulty toys that may pose a danger to young children.
3 Nov 2010

Beware of risks posed by cheap Christmas lights

The Bligh Government has urged Queenslanders to resist the lure of cheap or second-hand Christmas lights because of the electrical dangers they can pose.
3 Nov 2010

Free DVD may just save your child’s life

A DVD aimed at saving children’s lives from common accidents at home has been launched today by Queensland Fair Trading Minister Peter Lawlor.
29 Oct 2010

Unsafe cosmetics recalled over formaldehyde

Two cosmetic products have been recalled after being found to contain unsafe levels of formaldehyde.
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.
19 Oct 2010

Dangerous Liquid Lolly Banned in South Australia

A liquid lolly, called ‘Sweetman’s Wicked Fizz Liquid Candy’ has been banned today from South Australia, with lolly shops and general stores required to take it off their shelves and withdraw it from sale.
25 Sep 2010

Unsafe thermometer pacifier recalled

Parents are being urged to check their children’s pacifiers following a nationwide recall.