Media releases

22 Dec 2015

45,047 recalled Samsung washing machines not located

Over two years since the recall of 144,000 Samsung washing machine was announced, 45 047 recalled Samsung washing machines have not been located in homes across Australia, posing a serious fire risk to the community.
30 Nov 2015

NSW: Stay Safe This Summer

New South Wales Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe is urging families to be vigilant in the coming months about the dangers presented by pools, barbecues, gas cookers and inadequately maintained balconies and decks.
25 Sep 2015

SA: Safety warning over sweet-smelling scented erasers

Business Services and Consumers Minister Gail Gago today issued a safety warning related to a gumball machine that dispenses colourful balls used by children as erasers.

14 Sep 2015

WA: Warning after asbestos found in crayons

Consumer Protection and WorkSafe have issued a warning after traces of asbestos were found in some imported crayons.

8 Sep 2015

QLD: Sleep safe: Cot safety warning

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is reminding Queensland parents and caregivers to be vigilant when setting up household cots for their children following the death of a toddler in the United Kingdom.
31 Aug 2015

WA: Urgent advice for owners of recalled Samsung washing machines

WA owners of recalled models of Samsung top loader washing machines are being advised by Consumer Protection to urgently seek a refund from their retailer or supplier.
28 Aug 2015

Consumer guarantee rights following Samsung washing machine recall

The ACCC has recently become aware of reports that some consumers with recalled Samsung washing machines have been offered a repair for their recalled machine, but not a replacement or refund.
25 Aug 2015

SA: Showbag inspections making this year’s show safe for children

An inspection of 218 show bags prior to this year’s Royal Adelaide Show has identified only two items with potential safety issues.
14 Aug 2015

WA: Fire hazard warning over Samsung washing machines

A house fire in Parmelia has prompted a joint warning from fire and product safety authorities in WA following the recall of certain models of Samsung top loader washing machines which could pose a serious fire hazard.
13 Aug 2015

QLD: Ethanol burner safety – Don't fuel the fire

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) today released a new safety awareness film to educate Queenslanders about the dangers of ethanol burners.