Media releases

28 Jul 2011

Sydney retailer pays for ignoring toy safety

NSW Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe today said a retailer with six stores across Sydney had been convicted of selling unsafe children’s toys and ordered to pay $3,216 by Parramatta Local Court.
25 Jul 2011

ACCC institutes proceedings against Trade Quip over labelling of hydraulic trolley jacks

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has issued proceedings against Trade Quip Pty Ltd in the Federal Court, Melbourne alleging breaches of the Trade Practices Act 1974* as well as contempt of court.
20 Jul 2011

ACCC concerned baby bling still on sale

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is concerned that baby bling is still available for purchase online despite a national ban introduced by the Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, David Bradbury, on Friday, 15th July.
18 Jul 2011

Bling Baby Dummies and Chains Banned

SA Commissioner for Consumer Affairs, Paul White has announced that Consumer and Business Services (CBS) will be enforcing a ban on ‘bling’ babies’ dummies and chains.
18 Jul 2011

National product safety ban for 'Bling' dummies

Baby dummies and chains with decorations called "Bling" have been banned nationally because they could pose a serious safety risk.
15 Jul 2011

ACCC safety inspection for showbags at the Royal Darwin Show

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will be inspecting showbags ahead of the Royal Darwin Show to ensure products included in the bags meet mandatory safety requirements.
14 Jul 2011

Recall and warning on Smile Face Puffer Ball

NSW Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe is warning consumers about the national recall of a yo-yo ball, Smile Face Puffer Ball, supplied to toy stores, newsagencies, post offices, independent gift stores, amusement centres and vending machines in NSW, Victoria, the ACT and Queensland from March 2011 to June 2011.
1 Jul 2011

Product safety recall: Plush knitted hot water bottle

NSW Fair Trading Deputy Commissioner Steve Griffin is urging consumers to check their hot water bottles following the voluntary national recall of the Plush Knitted Water Bottle, sold without mandatory warning labels.