Media releases

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.
31 Mar 2015

ACCC obtains court undertakings to restrain supply of potentially unsafe baby cots and strollers by Online Dealz and Janet Lucas

Following legal proceedings filed by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission in the Federal Court, Online Dealz Pty Ltd (Online Dealz) and its director and sole shareholder Janet Lucas have provided undertakings to the Court to refrain from supplying baby cots and strollers which the ACCC alleges do not comply with mandatory safety standards pending further orders.
26 Mar 2015

Act now on Infinity cables

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is urging the community to get a licensed electrician to check if degrading Infinity electrical cables are installed in their homes or businesses, as recent progress reports show that only 179 premises have so far been rectified and approximately 5 per cent of the supplied cable remediated.
20 Mar 2015

WA: Public warning on portable butane 'lunchbox' cookers

EnergySafety and Consumer Protection have issued a joint public warning to consumers not to buy or use portable butane ‘lunchbox’ type cookers due to safety concerns.
19 Mar 2015

QLD: Ethanol-fuelled burners pose consumer danger

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is reminding Queenslanders about the dangers of ethanol-fuelled burners following another serious burn incident.

19 Mar 2015

NSW: Fake tongue studs are a fatal fashion

New South Wales Fair Trading is warning consumers to stay away from potentially lethal fake tongue studs.
16 Mar 2015

ACCC joins international campaign on liquid laundry detergent capsule risks

With two deaths and over 16,000 ingestion cases reported every year worldwide the ACCC, in partnership with international regulators, is urging parents to be careful when using and storing laundry products so they don’t accidentally harm children.
12 Mar 2015

NSW: Reminder on dangers of portable butane cookers

New South Wales Fair Trading is reminding consumers to be aware of the dangers of using portable butane gas cookers, following a public warning issued last week.
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.