Media releases

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.
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.
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.
28 Oct 2014

ACT: Ethanol burner safety warning

Consumers need to be aware of the risks associated with ethanol burners following a concerning trend of serious burns incidents across Australia, Attorney­-General, Simon Corbell, said today.

24 Oct 2014

NSW bans the sale of non-compliant (outdoor) gas heaters

New South Wales Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe announced a ban on the sale of certain models of area (outdoor) gas heaters due to non-compliance with the Australian Standard.
23 Oct 2014

VIC: Dangerous toys destroyed for a safer Christmas

Minister for Consumer Affairs Heidi Victoria today helped destroy hundreds of dangerous toys, putting safety first for families during National Children’s Week as the Christmas shopping period approaches.
10 Sep 2014

WA: Royal showbags tested for child safety

Product safety officers have thoroughly checked 310 showbags to ensure they meet safety standards ahead of the annual IGA Perth Royal Show, which starts on September 27.
3 Sep 2014

NSW: Warning: electric hot water bottle recall

NSW Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe is urging consumers not to use electric hot water bottles, also known as electric heat packs, that are being recalled after a South Australian woman suffered serious burns when one of these products ruptured.
13 Aug 2014

SA: Inspectors ensure show bag toys, games are child-safe

Inspections of more than 1,000 show bag toys and novelty items have yielded just five non-compliant items, a decrease from previous years.
6 Aug 2014

ACCC takes action against online suppliers of unsafe household cots

Two online traders have separately paid infringement notices and provided court enforceable undertakings to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission after admitting that they supplied household cots that did not comply with the mandatory safety standard.