Media releases

20 Oct 2011

National survey removes over 95,000 unsafe products

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has led a national product safety surveillance program resulting in the recall or removal from sale of over 95,000 unsafe products including trolley jacks, children’s nightwear, bunk beds, cots, hot water bottles, blinds and curtains.
19 Oct 2011

Multi-functional blender recall

NSW Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe is urging consumers to check their kitchen blenders following the voluntary national recall of the Abode Multi-Functional Blender model number HY-6068A-1.
6 Oct 2011

ACCC Takes Action Against Cotton On over Children's Nightwear

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has instituted legal proceedings in the Federal Court, Melbourne, against Cotton On Kids Pty Ltd and Cotton On Clothing Pty Ltd.
1 Oct 2011

Parents Warned Over Amber Teething Necklaces

A warning has been issued about the safety hazards of using amber teething necklaces and bracelets for infants, said Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, David Bradbury.
27 Sep 2011

Urgent recall of ceramic lamp kits

NSW Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe is urging consumers who have purchased haveyoumetmissjones ceramic, portable lamp kits to stop using them because they are not safe.
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.
1 Sep 2011

Don't be a jackass with jacks

Home mechanics are being encouraged not to be jackasses when using vehicle jacks, stands and ramps as a part of a national DIY vehicle maintenance safety campaign launched today.
29 Aug 2011

Safety tips for fathers and a warning on DIY vehicle repairs

NSW Fair Trading Minister Anthony Roberts is urging NSW consumers to consider Dad’s safety in the lead up to Father’s Day.