Media releases

24 Dec 2014

ACCC Christmas and New Year arrangements

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will have limited operations during the Christmas and New Year period.
22 Dec 2014

Check your homes for unsafe power boards and double adaptors

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is urging consumers to inspect all power boards and double adaptors in their homes after receiving 13 recall notifications within the last five months. There have been 216,273 potentially affected units distributed nationwide, with the majority supplied within the last five years.
15 Dec 2014

WA: Summer safety warning about portable pools

Consumer Protection Western Australia is reminding parents and carers of young children about the potential risk of infants drowning in shallow portable pools this summer.

12 Dec 2014

Mountain View Farm recalls Organic Bath Milk

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is alerting consumers that Mountain View Farm Organic Bath Milk has been recalled today. The bath milk contains raw, or unpasteurised, milk and is sold in one and two litre varieties.
11 Dec 2014

Make It Safe portable pool safety campaign launched

Portable swimming pools pose a serious drowning risk to children. To combat this risk, Royal Life Saving, ACCC and consumer affairs agencies around Australia have collaborated on a portable pool safety campaign called “Make It Safe” in the lead up to Christmas and the summer period.
10 Dec 2014

QLD: Fewer toys on the naughty list this Christmas

Mums and dads playing Santa this Christmas can be reassured that Queensland retailers are selling the safest batch of festive toys for five years.
8 Dec 2014

NSW: Dangerous toys sent to shredder

A crackdown on discount stores, pop-up shops, markets and online websites had seen 95 non-compliant toy products pulled from shelves across Sydney in the lead up to Christmas, NSW Fair Trading Minister, Matthew Mason-Cox said today.
5 Dec 2014

ACCC warns parents about quad bike dangers for kids

In the lead up to summer holidays, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is warning about the dangers of children riding quad bikes meant for adults.
4 Dec 2014

SA: Safety first: Know the rules around the pool

With summer officially underway, South Australian pool owners are being encouraged to take action to make their pools safe for enjoyment.
2 Dec 2014

ACCC warns of dangerous candle holders and decorations

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is urging consumers to watch out for flammable candle holders and decorations this Christmas.