Media releases

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.
9 Oct 2013

NSW: Mandatory recall: Infinity brand electrical cable

New South Wales Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe has announced mandatory recall and prohibition notices for all Infinity branded TPS and “orange round” electrical cable.
9 Oct 2013

ACCC Chairman calls for improved product safety compliance

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Chairman Rod Sims has addressed the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organisation Asia-Pacific Symposium in the Gold Coast. Mr Sims expressed concern about the number of retailers who appear to be supplying unsafe goods, particularly low value goods directly sourced from overseas.
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.
7 Oct 2013

NSW: Synthetic drugs outlawed under new legislation

New South Wales Minister for Fair Trading Anthony Roberts said a range of synthetic drugs have now been outlawed under new legislation which comes into effect today.
2 Oct 2013

VIC: A timely reminder to check your pool fence

As daylight savings signals the warmer weather, Consumer Affairs Victoria is reminding landlords and tenants to check, fix and maintain their home pools to help prevent children drowning this summer.
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.
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

QLD: Spring into bunk bed safety these school holidays

From 21 October 2013 bunk beds supplied in short-term rental accommodation in Queensland will have to meet mandatory safety standards.