Media releases

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.
3 Apr 2013

VIC: Mayman Pty Ltd and Suling Ye - Enforceable undertaking

Motorbike and power tool importer Mayman Pty Ltd and its sole director, Ms Suling Ye, have acknowledged contravening the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) by offering, supplying or possessing or having under its control miniature motorbikes which contravened the permanent ban order on such goods.
1 Apr 2013

VIC: Mini motorbikes off the road

More than 100 banned miniature motorbikes have been seized from a Thomastown importer. From the Minister for Consumer Affairs
21 Mar 2013

ACCC jumps on unsafe trampoline practices

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is warning parents and carers about safe trampoline use after a recent survey showed that injuries are common.
9 Jan 2013

NSW: Public safety warning on treadmills

Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe today issued a reminder of the dangers of treadmills to young children.