Media releases

19 Jun 2013

NSW: Warning on wheatbags and plush toys

New South Wales Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe is warning consumers about the dangers associated with wheat bags and in particular, plush toys containing wheat bags.
16 Jun 2013

National ban for synthetic drugs

The Federal Government will put in place a national interim ban on a range of dangerous synthetic drugs under its product safety laws.
16 Jun 2013

NSW government welcomes national interim ban on synthetic drugs

New South Wales Minister for Fair Trading Anthony Roberts today welcomed the Commonwealth’s national interim ban on potentially harmful synthetic drugs.
14 Jun 2013

NSW: More than 1,000 retailers visited in synthetic drugs crackdown

New South Wales Fair Trading Assistant Commissioner Robert Vellar today announced Fair Trading inspectors had this week visited 1,044 retailers providing information about the new interim product safety ban on synthetic drugs.
13 Jun 2013

SA: $1million penalty for stocking synthetic drugs

South Australia has followed the lead of New South Wales by placing an interim ban on 19 potentially harmful synthetic drugs.
12 Jun 2013

NSW: Fair Trading state-wide blitz on synthetic drug sellers - more than 600 shops visited

New South Wales Fair Trading Assistant Commissioner Robert Vellar today congratulated retailers across the state for their co-operation with Fair Trading inspectors in removing potentially life threatening synthetic drugs from sale.
11 Jun 2013

NSW: Fair Trading statewide blitz on synthetic drug sellers

In the biggest blitz yet by the state’s consumer protection agency, more than 100 NSW Fair Trading officers today visited 219 retailers across the state informing traders of the new interim product safety ban on a range of synthetic drugs.
9 Jun 2013

NSW: Interim bans on synthetic drugs

The NSW Government today announced an interim product safety ban on a range of synthetic drugs, including cannabinoids and bath salts.
7 Jun 2013

ACCC publishes recall of dangerous wheels

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission today published a recall of potentially dangerous 20 inch alloy XHP Razor wheels after reports of the wheels breaking or fracturing during use.
7 Jun 2013

ACCC warns parents about dangerous infant recliner

The Australian Competition Consumer Commission is warning parents about the recall of a ‘Nap Nanny’ infant recliner in Australia.