Media releases

23 Nov 2010

Play it safe in the water

As more Victorians take to the water in the lead up to Water Safety Week, Consumer Affairs Victoria is reminding people to use floatation devices and water toys safely. This reminder is timely as mandatory product bans and safety standards are harmonised nationally.
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.