Media releases

18 Sep 2015

QLD: Safety all the way

Safety bells are jingling as the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) launches its annual toysafety blitz to ensure toys sold for Christmas meet Australian safety standards.
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.

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.
22 Jul 2015

ACCC inspects safety of showbags at Darwin Show

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has inspected more than 90 showbags ahead of the Royal Darwin Show to ensure products included in the bags meet mandatory safety requirements.
2 Jun 2015

VIC: Crushing end for dangerous toys

The Andrews Victorian Labor Government is putting Victorian traders on notice to keep banned or unsafe toys off their shelves, or risk hefty fines of up to $1.1 million.
6 Mar 2015

ACCC warns of dangers of water expanding balls to kids

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is alerting consumers to the dangers of water expanding balls after several children ingested them in Australia and required hospital treatment to have them removed.
6 Mar 2015

WA: Water absorbing balls and expanding toys raise safety concerns

Consumer Protection is concerned that water absorbing polymer balls, toys and novelty items are posing a serious risk for young children.