Media releases

29 Apr 2011

Minister warns of men in vans selling electrical goods in Dubbo

New South Wales Fair Trading Minister, Anthony Roberts, and Member for Dubbo Troy Grant, today warned Dubbo residents about traders selling home video projectors or other electrical goods out of the back of vans.
21 Apr 2011

Two brands of power boards recalled

New South Wales Fair Trading Minister Anthony Roberts is urging consumers to check their power boards following a national voluntary recall of two popular brands of power boards due to the risk of fire and injury.
20 Apr 2011

Blacktown retailer fined for ignoring product safety

New South Wales Fair Trading Minister Anthony Roberts today said a Blacktown retailer has been ordered to pay $2,339 by Parramatta Local Court for displaying and selling toys that pose a serious safety risk to children.
20 Apr 2011

Fair Trading shopping tips for Mother’s Day (8 May)

New South Wales Fair Trading Minister Anthony Roberts is urging families to exercise caution when shopping for Mother’s Day gifts and to check for approval marks or trade marks on all electrical items.
20 Apr 2011

Mascot retailer fined for ignoring product safety

New South Wales Fair Trading Minister Anthony Roberts today said a Mascot retailer had been ordered to pay $1,079 by Newtown Local Court for displaying and selling a toy that posed a serious safety risk to children.
20 Apr 2011

ACCC warns about holiday hazards

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is urging holiday makers to take extra care with some common outdoor and travel related products which can be dangerous if used incorrectly.
15 Apr 2011

Take care when using motor vehicle recovery straps

The Queensland Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is reminding Queensland consumers about the potential dangers of “recovery’’ straps that are used to free bogged or immobilised vehicles.
15 Apr 2011

Traders fail mandatory labelling standard for bean bags: Fantastic Furniture penalised $300,000

Fantastic Furniture Pty Ltd, Spotlight Pty Ltd and Smash Enterprises Pty Ltd supplied bean bag covers which failed the mandatory labelling standard.
14 Apr 2011

Retailer fined for safety breaches

A Hurstville retailer with stores in Hurstville and Wellington and formerly at Bankstown has been fined more than $20,000 by a magistrate for nine breaches of product safety regulations.
14 Apr 2011

Showbag and sideshow alley safety

NSW Fair Trading Minister Anthony Roberts said safety checks for the Royal Easter Show had cleared showbags, with all toys and novelty items complying with product safety laws.