Media releases

27 May 2013

Proposed minor amendment to the Tobacco Information Standard

The Assistant Treasurer today announced that the Commonwealth intends to make minor amendments to the Competition and Consumer (Tobacco) Information Standard 2011 to remove the obligation on retailers to rotate the health warnings on tobacco products.
23 May 2013

QLD: Countdown to new rules for bunk bed safety

The Queensland Office of Fair Trading is warning owners of short-term rental accommodation to check their bunk beds meet new mandatory safety standards or risk a $200 000 fine.
17 May 2013

ACCC testing reveals unsafe motorcycle helmets

Over 1,000 potentially dangerous motorcycle helmets have been recalled after testing by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission found they were unsafe and did not meet the Australian/New Zealand Standard.
15 May 2013

SA: Warning over dangerous scuba diving vest

SA Minister for Business Services and Consumers John Rau has issued a formal safety warning over a scuba diving buoyancy vest.
10 May 2013

NSW: Warning on recalls

NSW Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe is warning consumers about two recent recalls that have been associated with fatalities and severe injuries.
9 May 2013

SA: Avert therapeutic wheat bag fire risk

The Metropolitan Fire Service (MFS) and Consumer and Business Services (CBS) have joined forces to remind about the dangers of overheating or misusing therapeutic wheat bags.
8 May 2013

ACCC’s tips to keep you safe this winter

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has issued simple tips to ensure consumers stay safe when warming up this winter.
22 Apr 2013

Qld: Dangers of using baby bean bags as bedding

The rising popularity of baby bean bags has prompted the Office of Fair Trading to issue a warning about the potential risks associated with these products.
18 Apr 2013

Vic: King Sky Group Pty Ltd and Ji Dong Miao - Enforceable undertaking

A Moorabbin importer and its company secretary have admitted supplying toys that contravene mandatory safety standards.
10 Apr 2013

QLD: Consumer product-related injuries in Queensland children

Bunk beds and baby change tables top the list for commonplace household products that contain hidden dangers which may cause serious injury and sometimes death when used unsupervised or not correctly.