Media releases

19 Jul 2012

Variety stores fined for unsafe products

NSW Fair Trading reported that two variety stores, Hot Price Pty Ltd trading as Kia Variety at Blacktown and Changyu Enterprise Pty Ltd trading as PTK Variety at St Marys, have been ordered to pay $8,550 and $1,142 respectively in fines and costs by Parramatta Local Court for supplying unsafe products.
13 Jul 2012

Thousands of dangerous toys taken off the shelves

In Victoria over 3,300 dangerous toys will be destroyed after successful court action by Consumer Affairs Victoria against a Moorabbin-based importer and wholesaler.
3 Jul 2012

Nothing novel about deadly magnets

The Queensland Office of Fair Trading has renewed its warnings about the dangers of small, rare earth magnets to children following the publication of a safety notice by the federal government today.
2 Jul 2012

Parents and Carers Warned Small Magnets Have Power to Kill

South Australia Consumer and Business Services reported that Parents and carers of young children and teenagers should beware the dangers of small powerful magnets, which can be fatal if swallowed.
2 Jul 2012

Parents Warned on Dangers of High-Powered Magnets

Parents are being warned about the dangers to children of small, high-powered magnets intended for adults as desk novelties, said Assistant Treasurer David Bradbury.