Media releases

17 Dec 2013

New ACCC online tool helps consumers choose safe sunglasses

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has released an online tool to help shoppers choose which pair of sunglasses are safest for their eyes.
6 Dec 2013

Sunglasses removed from sale for failing safety standards

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and state and territory fair trading agencies have found retailers selling non-compliant sunglasses in a joint nationwide surveillance program.
22 Nov 2013

ACCC warns of portable pool dangers

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is warning about the potential hazards of portable pools after recent statistics showed a high risk of drowning for children under the age of five.
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.
11 Oct 2013

NSW: Recall of rock climbing equipment

New South Wales Commissioner for Fair Trading Rod Stowe is urging all recreational rock climbers to check their equipment, following a voluntary recall of curved nuts used for passive protection while climbing.
8 Oct 2013

Trampoline safety is flippin' important – 8 kids injured every day

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has teamed up with Olympian trampolinist Blake Gaudry, Kidsafe and state consumer affairs agencies to help keep kids safe on trampolines. The campaign is being launched today at the South Australian Aquatic and Leisure Centre in Adelaide to kick off International Product Safety Week.
1 Aug 2013

Cosmetics recalled after failing ACCC testing

Three cosmetic products with dangerous levels of microbial contamination have been recalled after an Australian Competition and Consumer Commission product safety survey.
25 Jul 2013

Minor amendments to the Tobacco Information Standard

Minor amendments to the Tobacco Information Standard to remove the obligation on retailers to rotate the health warnings on tobacco products come into force tomorrow.
5 Jul 2013

NSW: Caution urged in use of wheat bags

It’s cold and miserable, and all you want to do is crawl into a nice warm bed. But if you think a wheat bag is a good way to heat it up think again.
19 Jun 2013

NSW: Warning on wheatbags and plush toys

New South Wales Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe is warning consumers about the dangers associated with wheat bags and in particular, plush toys containing wheat bags.