Media releases

22 Dec 2015

ACCC to recall seven unsafe toys ahead of Christmas

The ACCC's pre-Christmas safety check of nearly 3,300 toys in stores and online, has found seven potentially dangerous toys that fail mandatory safety requirements.
19 Dec 2015

NSW: Mermaid Tail Safety Warning

New South Wales Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe and CHOICE are warning consumers of the potential dangers of mermaid tails, a water play product that binds a child’s legs and acts as a flipper so the child can swim like a mermaid.
16 Dec 2015

WA: ’Tis the season to be wary with children’s toys

Flashing decorations, jewellery, musical stockings and greeting cards are among the items that made it on to the naughty list during Consumer Protection’s annual pre-Christmas product safety inspections.
14 Dec 2015

QLD: Santa’s toy safety helpers

Queensland Office of Fair Trading (OFT) product safety inspectors have finished their annual state-wide Christmas toy safety checks – keeping your children in safe hands this Christmas.
14 Dec 2015

QLD: Don’t let the light go out this Christmas

In the lead up to the busiest festive time of the year, the Queensland Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is urging consumers to be mindful of what is lurking inside their decorations.
11 Dec 2015

NSW: Fines For Dangerous Toy Retailers

Hot on the heels of the publication of this year’s dangerous goods Christmas toys list, NSW Fair Trading has announced the successful prosecution of two retail outlets for selling non-compliant children’s toys resulting in costs and fines of more than $17,000.
10 Dec 2015

NSW: Christmas Crackdown On Dangerous Toys

Santa was on hand in Sydney’s west today as Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation Victor Dominello announced a Christmas crackdown on the sale of dangerous toys.
13 Nov 2015

SA: Child death highlights danger of button batteries

South Australian parents are being reminded about the severe dangers of swallowing button batteries after it was confirmed the first known Australian child has died due to accidental ingestion.
8 Oct 2015

WA: Button battery toy withdrawn from sale by Spotlight (Rainbow Light Wand)

Major national retailer Spotlight has removed a toy powered by button batteries from its shelves after Consumer Protection expressed safety concerns.
8 Oct 2015

NSW: Pre-Christmas Toy Safety Checks Underway

NSW Fair Trading has commenced its annual pre-Christmas toy safety checks targeting suburbs and towns across the state.