Media releases

19 Dec 2013

VIC: Company banned from selling unsafe goods

A Moorabbin-based gift supplier has been ordered to recall unsafe candles and children’s toys and permanently banned from selling the items unless it puts a compliance program into practice.
18 Dec 2013

SA: Dodgy toys crackdown

A pre-Christmas audit undertaken by South Australia’s consumer watchdog has resulted in a national recall of thousands of dodgy children’s toys – ensuring there will be no nasty surprises under the tree this year.
5 Dec 2013

QLD: Toys to avoid this Christmas

Queensland Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie today revealed the unsafe toys that made the naughty Christmas list this year at the Goodstart Early Learning Centre in Brisbane.
29 Nov 2013

VIC: Dangerous toys crushed in lead-up to Christmas

Thousands of dangerous toys were crushed today to ensure a safer Christmas for children across Victoria.
28 Nov 2013

NSW: Fair Trading pre-Christmas blitz on dangerous toys

New South Wales Minister for Fair Trading Anthony Roberts today revealed the dangerous toys and products uncovered during Fair Trading’s pre-Christmas compliance checks.
13 Nov 2013

QLD: Beware of button batteries

The Queensland Office of Fair Trading is reminding parents and carers about the dangers of button batteries after a nine-month-old boy was hospitalised on Monday for swallowing one of the batteries.
24 Oct 2013

NSW: New laws will help prevent child falls from windows

New South Wales Minister for Fair Trading Anthony Roberts today announced that new window safety laws to help prevent children falling from residential strata buildings have now passed through Parliament.
10 Oct 2013

Remove hidden home hazards that can hurt kids

During International Product Safety Week, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is urging parents and carers to thoroughly check their homes for hidden product dangers that might lead to accidental deaths or serious injuries and illnesses.
16 Sep 2013

QLD: Christmas toys under safety spotlight

With Christmas fast approaching, the Queensland Office of Fair Trading has begun its annual safety check-up on children’s toys.
13 Sep 2013

NSW: School holiday warning - Blind cords can kill

New South Wales Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe is warning families to thoroughly check homes and holiday accommodation for risks to babies and children from blind cords.