Media releases

19 Jul 2013

NSW: Port Macquarie home destroyed by gas cabinet heater fire

New South Wales Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe today re-issued a warning on dangerous gas cabinet heaters and encouraged consumers to watch a new YouTube video on the dangers of the unapproved products.
9 Jul 2013

TAS: Keeping kids safe in the car

The Council tasked with examining paediatric deaths in Tasmania is reminding parents to become more familiar with the correct use of child restraints in cars.
8 Jul 2013

ACCC works with industry to improve button battery safety

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission held a meeting in Sydney on Friday with button battery manufacturers, importers, retailers and industry associations to discuss improvements to button battery safety.
5 Jul 2013

NSW: National approach to synthetic drugs

New South Wales Minister for Fair Trading Anthony Roberts today welcomed agreement from the Commonwealth and all state and territory ministers that product safety bans will continue to be utilised to prevent the sale of dangerous synthetic drug products.
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.
5 Jul 2013

NSW: Fair Trading synthetic drug raid

New South Wales Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe today said the owners of a tobacconist in Kurri Kurri will face legal action following a raid by Fair Trading officers that uncovered a range of synthetic drugs still being sold despite being banned across the country.
4 Jul 2013

ACCC: Remove risky button batteries from reach

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is urging parents and carers to be aware of the risks that coin-sized batteries pose to children if swallowed and to take precautions to keep them out of young hands.
24 Jun 2013

NSW: Dangerous gas cabinet heaters still being sold

New South Wales Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe today issued a warning on a dangerous gas cabinet heater that has been the subject of repeated warnings from Fair Trading and that caused a devastating fire in East Gosford last year.
21 Jun 2013

VIC: Federal Court action against Dimmeys to proceed

Consumer Affairs Victoria will continue with product safety proceedings against Dimmeys Stores Pty Ltd and others, after the Federal Court upheld the Director’s right to take legal action in that court.
20 Jun 2013

Bilingual product safety radio campaign for remote Indigenous communities

Following action by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, remote Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory will benefit from an innovative bilingual consumer radio education program that provides tips about keeping babies safe.