Media releases

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.
13 Apr 2011

Industry guide aims to protect Queensland kids from injuries

An Australian Standards handbook for bunk bed safety is now available to the holiday accommodation industry.
11 Apr 2011

Dimmeys penalised $400,000 for selling children's dressing gowns which failed labelling standard

The Federal Court in Melbourne has imposed penalties totalling $400,000 against Dimmeys Stores Pty Ltd for supplying children's dressing gowns which failed to comply with the mandatory consumer product safety standard for children's nightwear.
8 Apr 2011

Warning on fake tongue studs following near death of American teen

The Queensland Office of Fair Trading is warning consumers to steer clear of magnetic tongue studs following the near death of a teen in the United States.
25 Mar 2011

Pram safety video provides valuable advice

South Australian Consumer Affairs Minister Gail Gago today launched a new pram safety video at this year’s Pregnancy, Babies and Children’s Expo.
24 Mar 2011

Mobility scooter injuries examined in ACCC report

New research into injury data found a total of 442 hospitalisations related to motorised mobility scooter fall injuries during the two years from July 2006 and June 2008.
3 Mar 2011

Recall of toy trays attached to baby walkers

New South Wales Fair Trading Deputy Commissioner Steve Griffin today announced the recall of toy trays attached to the Childcare Rock ‘n’ Roll Baby Walker (Item numbers 022532 – 217) and the Ocean Motion Baby Walker (Item numbers 022530 – 192).
15 Feb 2011

Avoid injury and cycle safely

With cycling events happening around the region in the coming weeks, Consumer Affairs Victoria is reminding riders to always take care when using their bikes and bike accessories.
8 Feb 2011

Consumer safety alert - warning on popular strollers

The Queensland Office of Fair Trading has serious concerns about two models of Phil & Teds strollers based on their stability when fitted with an additional seat.
8 Feb 2011

Unsafe products permanently banned under Australian Consumer Law

Cigarette lighters that look like children's toys and 'sky lanterns' are among the first 10 permanent product bans made under the new Australian Consumer Law, said Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, David Bradbury.