Media releases

14 Jul 2011

Recall and warning on Smile Face Puffer Ball

NSW Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe is warning consumers about the national recall of a yo-yo ball, Smile Face Puffer Ball, supplied to toy stores, newsagencies, post offices, independent gift stores, amusement centres and vending machines in NSW, Victoria, the ACT and Queensland from March 2011 to June 2011.
1 Jul 2011

Product safety recall: Plush knitted hot water bottle

NSW Fair Trading Deputy Commissioner Steve Griffin is urging consumers to check their hot water bottles following the voluntary national recall of the Plush Knitted Water Bottle, sold without mandatory warning labels.
30 Jun 2011

Fiery demonstration reminds families to put safety first this winter

Queensland is experiencing its coldest winter in years and as people dig out more of their winter warmers one message is coming through loud and clear – being safety conscious is extremely important.
30 Jun 2011

LG side-by-side refrigerator recall

NSW Fair Trading Deputy Commissioner Steve Griffin is urging consumers to check their refrigerators following the voluntary national recall of certain models of the LG side-by-side refrigerator, after two cases of fire were reported.
30 Jun 2011

Hair straightening products recalled by suppliers

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is urging hair salons to check whether the straightening and treatment products they use are safe following a spate of supplier recalls.
27 Jun 2011

Alleged supply of mislabelled elastic luggage straps

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has instituted legal proceedings in the Federal Court, Melbourne against Sontax Australia (1988) Pty Ltd.
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.
21 Jun 2011

Product safety recall: Music Zone Mr Squirrel 8 Scale Happy Xylophone

NSW Fair Trading Minister Anthony Roberts is urging consumers to check if they may have purchased a potentially dangerous children’s toy imported and sold through The Reject Shop stores nationally.
2 Jun 2011

Repeat offender pays for ignoring toy safety

NSW Fair Trading Minister Anthony Roberts today warned consumers to exercise caution when dealing with a variety store business convicted of selling dangerous children’s toys and unlabelled children’s sunglasses from two outlets in metropolitan Sydney.
27 May 2011

Product safety recall: Sussan hot water bottles

NSW Fair Trading Minister Anthony Roberts is urging consumers to check their hot water bottles following the voluntary national recall of 11 types of hot water bottle, sold exclusively through Sussan women’s fashion stores nationally since April, without mandatory warning labels.