Media releases

13 Sep 2013

NSW: School holiday warning - Blind cords can kill

New South Wales Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe is warning families to thoroughly check homes and holiday accommodation for risks to babies and children from blind cords.
11 Sep 2013

WA: Royal showbags pass safety checks

Safety inspectors have carried out stringent safety checks on more than 300 showbags for this year’s Perth Royal Show to ensure the safety of West Australian children.
26 Aug 2013

QLD: Dangers of blind and curtain cords highlighted by child’s death

The Queensland Office of Fair Trading said the tragic death of a toddler in New South Wales last week has highlighted to parents the hidden dangers of cords on blinds and curtains.
16 Aug 2013

VIC: 28,000 dangerous products seized in 2012-13

Consumer Affairs Victoria inspectors have seized 28,000 unsafe products and toys from importers and retailers across Victoria in the 2012-13 financial year.
16 Aug 2013

National ban on synthetic drugs extended

The Federal Government has extended the national interim ban on a range of dangerous synthetic drugs and will commence the process to put in place a permanent ban.
7 Aug 2013

QLD: Top five tips for EKKA safety

The Queensland Office of Fair Trading has released its Top 5 tips for EKKA Safety to help families enjoy a safe visit to Brisbane’s annual show.
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.
26 Jul 2013

QLD: Warning on baby change table safety risks

Baby change tables are common in households with young children but the Queensland Office of Fair Trading is warning there are dangers involved in their use.
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.
23 Jul 2013

ACCC checking for show bag dangers at Darwin Show

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will be inspecting show bags today ahead of the Royal Darwin Show to ensure products meet mandatory safety requirements.