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.
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.
23 Nov 2013

'Fire wallets' safety warning issued due to possible asbestos risk

The Federal Government has issued a Safety Warning Notice to consumers about an asbestos risk associated with a product known as “fire wallets” sold by an eBay trader and at a stall at this year’s Royal Melbourne Show.
8 Nov 2013

WA: Sky lantern seller fined in WA consumer law first

A Perth newsagency owner has been fined $1,000 for selling a sky lantern, in the first conviction of its kind in WA under the Australian Consumer Law.
5 Nov 2013

QLD: Staying safe this summer

Time to get out those swimmers, summer is almost here. With the hot weather already upon us the Queensland Office of Fair Trading is reminding you to stay safe this summer.
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.
21 Oct 2013

QLD: New bunk bed rules start today

As of today (21 October), short-term rental accommodation providers are required to meet the new mandatory bunk bed safety standard.
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.
27 Sep 2013

VIC: Free help to fix a household hazard

Consumer Affairs Victoria is reminding families of the danger of strangulation presented by curtain and blind cords and offering free help to reduce the risk.
18 Sep 2013

Bunnings gives undertaking to ACCC for breaching safety standards

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has accepted a court enforceable undertaking from Bunnings Group Ltd for selling window blinds that failed to comply with mandatory safety standards.