Media releases

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.
1 Dec 2014

Wear safe sunglasses this summer

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is encouraging the community to choose the best protection for their eyes.
24 Nov 2014

QLD: Keep a cool head and stay safe this summer

As the weather heats up and Queenslanders flock to the pool or beach to cool off, the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is urging consumers to stay safe while using common summer products and accessories.
3 Nov 2014

NSW: Safety first: portable swimming pools

New South Wales Fair Trading Minister Matthew Mason-Cox is today reminding families to be vigilant about children’s safety in and around portable pools, as we head into summer.
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.
22 Oct 2014

ACCC looks to reduce injuries caused by cosmetics

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission today outlined activities aimed at ensuring safe products and accurate marketing claims in the cosmetic industry.
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.
5 Sep 2014

ACCC urges DIY dads to beware of dangers

This Father’s Day, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is reminding dads that safety comes first when completing DIY projects around the home.
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.