Media releases

27 May 2011

Product safety recall: Sussan hot water bottles

NSW Fair Trading Minister Anthony Roberts is urging consumers to check their hot water bottles following the voluntary national recall of 11 types of hot water bottle, sold exclusively through Sussan women’s fashion stores nationally since April, without mandatory warning labels.
27 May 2011

Urgent product safety warning on magnets in toys

NSW Fair Trading Minister Anthony Roberts is asking the media and the public to help get an urgent warning out about the potentially fatal dangers of magnets in toys, after a 3-year old NSW Central Coast child this month suffered a serious throat injury.
26 May 2011

Woolworths and Big W fan heater recall

NSW Fair Trading Minister Anthony Roberts is urging consumers to check their oscillating fan heaters following a voluntary national recall of two brands of heaters due to the risk of fire and injury.
26 May 2011

1900 toys and novelty items seized in Victorian product safety raids

Product safety raids have resulted in the seizure of more than 1900 toys and novelty items by Consumer Affairs Victoria inspectors from a retailer in Altona and two warehouses in Moorabbin.
20 May 2011

Unsafe bicycles found in national product safety survey

Unsafe bicycles have been uncovered in a national product safety surveillance operation involving the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and state and territory consumer affairs agencies.
17 May 2011

Urgent warning on heater fire risks

New South Wales Fair Trading Minister Anthony Roberts is urging people in NSW to pay close attention to government warnings about the safety of electrical goods and children’s clothing.
12 May 2011

Consumers warned over hair product with high levels of formaldehyde

Consumers are being warned against using the ‘Keratin Complex Intense Rx’ hair conditioner product, which has been found to have high levels of free formaldehyde, said Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, David Bradbury.
11 May 2011

Trolley jacks off the market

Director of Consumer Affairs Victoria Dr Claire Noone has today welcomed a voluntary recall of Shinn Fu Australia MVP ProLift 1800kg Trolley Jacks following surveillance and monitoring activity by Consumer Affairs Victoria as part of a national campaign on hydraulic trolley jacks.
10 May 2011

Concern over treadmills after product safety campaign

Treadmills being sold without adequate warning labels were a major concern following an intensive product safety campaign carried out by Western Australian Consumer Protection.
5 May 2011

Bondi Junction retailer fined for ignoring product safety

New South Wales Fair Trading Minister Anthony Roberts today said a Bondi Junction retailer had been ordered to pay $9,630 by Downing Centre Local Court for selling toys that posed a serious safety risk to children.