Media releases

20 Nov 2011

Consumer Watchdog Blitz on Dodgy Christmas Toys

Dangerous toys will be removed from shelves in the lead-up to Christmas as consumer affairs agencies blitz thousands of stores, markets and online shops, said Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, David Bradbury.
20 Nov 2011

Deadly toys creep back onto market

The Queensland Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is reminding parents and traders about the dangers of ‘yo-yo balls’ following the seizure of more than 20,000 of the banned toys in recent weeks.
28 Oct 2011

Toxic lead levels in children's Halloween face paints

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has found a children’s face paint with excessive levels of lead being sold on the Australian market in the lead up to Halloween.
26 Sep 2011

Parents reminded to use baby slings correctly

Parents and caregivers in Queensland are reminded to use baby slings in accordance with the product’s instructions following the heartbreaking death of a newborn in South Australia recently.
9 Sep 2011

Permanent bans for baby bling

Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, David Bradbury, announced that baby 'bling' dummies and dummy chains decorated with crystals and other ornaments that do not meet strict safety standards have been permanently banned.
2 Sep 2011

Urgent safety warning: recall of baby dummies

NSW Fair Trading Minister Anthony Roberts is warning the public about a national voluntary recall of two types of Tommee Tippee Comforter baby dummies, sold Australia-wide between 1 August 2010 and 17 August 2011.
20 Jul 2011

ACCC concerned baby bling still on sale

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is concerned that baby bling is still available for purchase online despite a national ban introduced by the Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, David Bradbury, on Friday, 15th July.
18 Jul 2011

Bling Baby Dummies and Chains Banned

SA Commissioner for Consumer Affairs, Paul White has announced that Consumer and Business Services (CBS) will be enforcing a ban on ‘bling’ babies’ dummies and chains.
18 Jul 2011

National product safety ban for 'Bling' dummies

Baby dummies and chains with decorations called "Bling" have been banned nationally because they could pose a serious safety risk.
22 Jun 2011

Cots undergo safety audit

South Australian Minister for Consumer Affairs Gail Gago has announced the South Australian Office of Consumer and Business Affairs is conducting an audit on cots as part of an Australia-wide strategy to ensure products are meeting safety regulations.