Media releases

23 Dec 2011

ACCC Christmas / New Year arrangements

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will have limited operations during the Christmas and New Year period.
22 Dec 2011

No lead detected in toys at the border

A joint Australian Customs and Border Protection Service and Australian Competition and

20 Dec 2011

Christmas toy crackdown protecting Queensland children

Last minute Christmas shoppers should be on the look-out for unsafe toys this festive season, with the Office of Fair Trading seizing 91 toys in their annual pre-Christmas safety blitz.

16 Dec 2011

Toxic toys pulled from Australian shelves

The Queensland Government is leading the way in the battle to stamp out toxic phthalates in children’s toys.

9 Dec 2011

Bunk bed laws protecting Queensland children from today

The risk of unsafe bunk beds harming Queensland children will now be reduced with new laws coming into effect today.
9 Dec 2011

ACCC takes action on unsafe teeth-whiteners

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has acted to stop the supply of do-it-yourself (DIY) teeth-whiteners containing unsafe concentrations of peroxide.
7 Dec 2011

ACCC accepts undertaking for formaldeyhde misrepresentations in hair products

The Australian distributor of Organix Ever Straight Brazilian Keratin Therapy products, Lenan Corporation, has provided the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission with a court enforceable undertaking for falsely representing that its hair care products did not contain formaldehyde, sulphates or sodium.
1 Dec 2011

Toy and Product Safety Inspections

NSW Fair Trading Minister Anthony Roberts will today release the results of New South Wales Fair Trading’s pre-Christmas checks on toys and electrical and other products.
29 Nov 2011

New laws protect Christmas shoppers

Christmas shoppers in WA will have the protection of the new Australian Consumer Law (ACL) for the first time this year with agencies planning a pre-Christmas campaign.