Media releases

10 Apr 2013

ACCC releases free online education program for small businesses

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has released a free online education program for small businesses to help them learn about their rights and obligations under Australian competition and consumer laws.
8 Apr 2013

QLD: Brisbane importer fined $75 000 for unsafe toys and cosmetics

A Brisbane imports company and its director have been fined a total of $75 000 in the Beenleigh Magistrates Court (2 April 2013) for stocking unsafe toys and cosmetics.
7 Apr 2013

NSW: Warning on Baby Slings and Other Baby Products

NSW Fair Trading is reminding parents and all people of the risk to babies from certain consumer products, including: slings; baby walkers and bouncinettes; baby bath seats; car restraints; cots; high chairs; nursery furniture; portable cots and playpens; and, strollers and prams.
4 Apr 2013

SA: CBS Inspection Results in National Recalls of Baby Products

Inspections by South Australia's consumer watchdog on baby goods retailers has resulted in the nationwide recall of hundreds of dodgy items that could have harmed babies.

3 Apr 2013

VIC: Mayman Pty Ltd and Suling Ye - Enforceable undertaking

Motorbike and power tool importer Mayman Pty Ltd and its sole director, Ms Suling Ye, have acknowledged contravening the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) by offering, supplying or possessing or having under its control miniature motorbikes which contravened the permanent ban order on such goods.
1 Apr 2013

VIC: Mini motorbikes off the road

More than 100 banned miniature motorbikes have been seized from a Thomastown importer. From the Minister for Consumer Affairs
31 Mar 2013

VIC: Dangerous products spark national recalls

Two dangerous products have been voluntarily recalled after more than 10,000 items were seized from shelves by Consumer Affairs Victoria inspectors. From the Minister for Consumer Affairs
28 Mar 2013

QLD: Tips for snatch strap safety this Easter break

Four-wheel drive enthusiasts planning to make the most of the Easter break are reminded to be safe when using vehicle recovery straps.
28 Mar 2013

ACCC warns of dangerous quad bike practices

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is urging quad bike users to ride safely this Easter weekend after new research found unsafe riding practices are common.
21 Mar 2013

CPSC and ACCC warn of poison dangers with liquid laundry packets

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the ACCC are urging parents to take immediate action to ensure their family is not exposed to the hazards posed by liquid laundry packets or capsules.