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.
5 May 2011

Bondi Junction retailer fined for ignoring product safety

New South Wales Fair Trading Minister Anthony Roberts today said a Bondi Junction retailer had been ordered to pay $9,630 by Downing Centre Local Court for selling toys that posed a serious safety risk to children.
5 May 2011

Liverpool retailer fined for ignoring product safety

New South Wales Fair Trading Minister Anthony Roberts today said a Liverpool retailer had been ordered to pay $2,259 by Liverpool Local Court for selling toys that posed a serious safety risk to children.
5 May 2011

Eastwood retailer fined for ignoring product safety

New South Wales Fair Trading Minister Anthony Roberts today said an Eastwood retailer had been ordered to pay $1,916 by Parramatta Local Court for selling toys that posed a serious safety risk to children.
20 Apr 2011

Blacktown retailer fined for ignoring product safety

New South Wales Fair Trading Minister Anthony Roberts today said a Blacktown retailer has been ordered to pay $2,339 by Parramatta Local Court for displaying and selling toys that pose a serious safety risk to children.
20 Apr 2011

Mascot retailer fined for ignoring product safety

New South Wales Fair Trading Minister Anthony Roberts today said a Mascot retailer had been ordered to pay $1,079 by Newtown Local Court for displaying and selling a toy that posed a serious safety risk to children.
14 Apr 2011

Retailer fined for safety breaches

A Hurstville retailer with stores in Hurstville and Wellington and formerly at Bankstown has been fined more than $20,000 by a magistrate for nine breaches of product safety regulations.
14 Apr 2011

Showbag and sideshow alley safety

NSW Fair Trading Minister Anthony Roberts said safety checks for the Royal Easter Show had cleared showbags, with all toys and novelty items complying with product safety laws.