Media releases

24 Aug 2010

Businesses must prepare now for mandatory reporting regime: ACCC

Australian businesses must begin preparing now for new mandatory product safety reporting requirements that take effect from 1 January 2011, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission deputy chair Peter Kell has warned.
20 Aug 2010

Public warning on latex Sanbrook happy baby dummies

ACCC Deputy Chair Peter Kell announces public warning notice on some latex Sanbrook 'Happy baby dummies'.
17 Aug 2010

NSW Calls for review of safety requirements on trampolines

The NSW Government is calling for a review of existing safety standards for trampolines after the NSW Product Safety Committee found unacceptable hazards and dangers associated with some products in the domestic market.
26 Jul 2010

Sale of non-compliant baby rattles breaches the Trade Practices Act

Discount goods wholesaler, Cut Price Imports, has contravened the Trade Practices Act 1974 by supplying baby rattles which did not comply with the mandatory consumer product safety standard for toys for children up to the age of 36 months, the Federal Court, Perth has declared.
15 Jul 2010

Safety reminder about motor vehicle recovery straps

The Queensland Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is reminding consumers about the potential dangers of ‘recovery’ or ‘snatch’ straps used to tow bogged cars.
25 Jun 2010

Biggest changes to the Trade Practices Act in 35 years

The Parliament has passed the most comprehensive changes to the Trade Practices Act since its inception in 1974, Competition Policy and Consumer Affairs Minister Craig Emerson said.
17 Jun 2010

Replace your hot water bottle now

Hot water bottles should be replaced each year to reduce the risk of burns, said Consumer Affairs Minister Craig Emerson.
16 Jun 2010

Keep everyone safe and warm this winter

A fiery safety demonstration in which children’s pyjamas went up in flames after resting on a heater served as a warning about potential hazards this winter.
3 Jun 2010

Consumer warning about 3D TVs

Consumer Protection WA is warning Western Australians to consider the potential health risks associated with 3D televisions before buying one.
27 May 2010

Effective recalls, better information, safer consumers

Significant changes to the way in which consumers will be informed of product recalls have been foreshadowed by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.