Media releases

24 Feb 2010

Supplier stops trade in dangerous mini jelly cups

Importer and distributor Sony Trading Pty Ltd has offered the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission court enforceable undertakings after supplying banned mini jelly cups.
19 Feb 2010

Most South East traders pass fair trading tests

Compliance staff from the Office of Consumer and Business Affairs (OCBA) recently visited retailers, car dealers, builders, service stations and pubs across the region to check up on their trading practices.
17 Feb 2010

Swim great urges Victorians to make cords safe

Today Minister for Consumer Affairs Tony Robinson and Nicole Livingstone, continued to warn Victorians about the childhood strangulation risk associated with blind and curtain cords.
17 Feb 2010

New safety campaign to save children's lives

New South Wales parents are being urged to check their blind and curtain cords as part of a new safety campaign to prevent children being injured and killed.
17 Feb 2010

Swim great urges Victorians to make cords safe

Today Minister for Consumer Affairs Tony Robinson and Nicole Livingstone, continued to warn Victorians about the childhood strangulation risk associated with blind and curtain cords.
15 Feb 2010

Apollo withdraws bike due to safety concerns

A children’s bicycle missing three required safety components was withdrawn from sale by Apollo Bicycle Co Pty Ltd following concerns raised by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.
13 Feb 2010

Urgent safety alert on stacked stone tiles

The ACCC has become aware of the distribution and sale of decorative wall tiles containing Tremolite asbestos, which is a prohibited hazardous substance.
5 Feb 2010

WA bans toy-like novelty cigarette lighters

Toy-like novelty cigarette lighters are being banned in Western Australia from today (5 February 2010), amid fears children could literally end up playing with fire.
28 Jan 2010

Prevent children being injured

Minister for Consumer Affairs Tony Robinson today launched a statewide safety campaign to educate consumers and traders about the childhood strangulation risk associated with blind and curtain cords.
28 Jan 2010

National recall of swivel plug extension leads

Arlec Australia has initiated a national recall of swivel plug extension leads because they pose a potential fire or electrical hazard.