Media releases

29 Aug 2011

Brazilian Blowout ‘formaldehyde-free’ representations likely to mislead

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has accepted a court-enforceable undertaking from Privity Pty Ltd (trading as Haircare Australia) for representing that the hair straightening product ‘Brazilian Blowout’ did not contain formaldehyde. Independent testing found formaldehyde levels to be 50 times greater than the safe limit.
26 Aug 2011

Gas heater safety warning

NSW Fair Trading Minister Anthony Roberts is warning the public about the risks associated with gas heaters, including gas hot water heaters, used in enclosed or confined areas.
25 Aug 2011

Toy supplier found guilty of ignoring product safety law

NSW Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe said a Liverpool trader had been convicted of supplying unsafe children’s toys and ordered to pay $1,579 by Parramatta Local Court.
16 Aug 2011

ACCC mandatory product safety reporting triggers recalls

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has released figures for the first six months of the mandatory reporting product safety requirement under the Australian Consumer Law.
28 Jul 2011

Sydney retailer pays for ignoring toy safety

NSW Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe today said a retailer with six stores across Sydney had been convicted of selling unsafe children’s toys and ordered to pay $3,216 by Parramatta Local Court.
25 Jul 2011

ACCC institutes proceedings against Trade Quip over labelling of hydraulic trolley jacks

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has issued proceedings against Trade Quip Pty Ltd in the Federal Court, Melbourne alleging breaches of the Trade Practices Act 1974* as well as contempt of court.
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.
15 Jul 2011

ACCC safety inspection for showbags at the Royal Darwin Show

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will be inspecting showbags ahead of the Royal Darwin Show to ensure products included in the bags meet mandatory safety requirements.