Media releases

17 Jul 2015

Recall of 'Inside Out' Event Cinemas cup

The ACCC is publishing a voluntary recall of the 15,000 ‘Inside Out’ illuminated cups that were sold as part of a promotion. The products were sold at Event Cinemas in NSW, QLD, SA, WA, ACT and NT between 17 June 2015 and 12 July 2015.
24 Jun 2015

QLD: Faulty solar systems present fire risk

The Queensland Office of Fair Trading is reminding owners of ‘Blueline Solar’ branded solar systems to check their systems for recalled isolator switches.
9 Jun 2015

SA: Spend a Penny fined for supplying unsafe baby toys

The operator of the Spend a Penny stores has been prosecuted and ordered to pay a total of $4,540 for supplying baby toys that failed mandatory safety standards following an inspection by the state’s consumer watchdog.
2 Jun 2015

QLD: Safe use of household winter warmers

As another winter starts, the Office of Fair Trading is reminding Queenslanders to stay safe while using heaters, hot water bottles, electric blankets and children’s nightwear.
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.
11 May 2015

QLD: Second-hand doesn’t have to mean second-rate safety

The Office of Fair Trading is warning Queenslanders about the danger of buying second-hand products that may be unsafe or do not come with safety instructions or labels.
4 May 2015

Do you have dangerous Infinity cables in your house?

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is concerned that many unsuspecting home and business owners have degrading Infinity electrical cables installed in their premises, despite a nationwide recall of the dangerous product last year.
29 Apr 2015

NSW: Top loaders spark fire danger

New South Wales Fair Trading is warning consumers with Samsung brand top loader washing machines to be aware of possible fire danger following a recent house fire in Ryde.

1 Apr 2015

Don't use a dangerous gas cooker this Easter

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is warning consumers that six models of ‘lunchbox’ gas cookers have defective over-pressure valves that pose a risk of explosion and injury.
31 Mar 2015

NSW: Don’t be a bunny with safety

Before heading away for Easter holidays consumers are being encouraged to hop-to-it and return or discard any products that may have been recalled or deemed unsafe.