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.
19 Nov 2013

QLD: Bleach tablets recalled

A brand of bleach tablets have been recalled after the Queensland Office of Fair Trading (OFT) identified the product not being supplied in re-sealable child resistant container.
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.
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.
18 Oct 2013

Brand Republic pays infringement notices and provides undertaking

Brand Republic Pty Ltd has paid five infringement notices totalling $51,000 and provided a court enforceable undertaking to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.
13 Oct 2013

State action overtakes ‘stop gap’ synthetic drug ban

With all states and territory drug laws now amended to capture dangerous and harmful synthetic drugs, the interim consumer product ban introduced by the Commonwealth has served its purpose.
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.