Media releases

21 Mar 2013

ACCC jumps on unsafe trampoline practices

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is warning parents and carers about safe trampoline use after a recent survey showed that injuries are common.
20 Mar 2013

NSW: Fair Trading Checks Safeguard Show Patrons

New South Wales Fair Trading has given a clean bill of health to this year’s Royal Easter showbags, after completing checks on 322 showbags supplied by seven exhibitors.
21 Feb 2013

SA: Stronger Warning on Baby Walkers

Parents are being reminded of the potential dangers of baby walkers, with stronger warning labels being required on the devices.
6 Feb 2013

ACCC warns consumers about liquid laundry detergent capsule injuries

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is encouraging changes to laundry detergent pod packaging after putting the industry on notice that liquid laundry detergent capsules are injuring Australian children.
24 Jan 2013

NSW: Australia Day warning on BBQs and small gas cookers

In the lead up to Australia Day, NSW Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe is urging the community to stay safe this Australia Day by carefully reading instructions when using small gas cookers, commonly known as lunchbox cookers.
24 Jan 2013

Cars, DVD players amongst over 2.4 million faulty products recalled during December quarter

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has released a summary of consumer product recalls announced during the October-December 2012 quarter.
9 Jan 2013

NSW: Public safety warning on treadmills

Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe today issued a reminder of the dangers of treadmills to young children.
5 Jan 2013

New safety standard for portable pools

New warning labels will be required on portable pools from March 2014 under a new mandatory safety standard, said Assistant Treasurer David Bradbury.