Media releases

28 Oct 2011

Toxic lead levels in children's Halloween face paints

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has found a children’s face paint with excessive levels of lead being sold on the Australian market in the lead up to Halloween.
26 Oct 2011

ACCC: Company penalised $40,000 for breaching product safety standard

The Federal Court has penalised Sontax Australia (1988) Pty Ltd $40,000 for the supply of luggage straps with non-compliant warnings labels following action by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.
26 Oct 2011

Don’t be a jackass with car jacks

A high number of Australian men die or are seriously injured each year while working under their cars using vehicle jacks, stands, and/or ramps, and Consumer Protection is keen to see a dramatic drop in these incidents.
26 Oct 2011

Don't be a Jackass with Jacks

SA Deputy Commissioner for Consumer Affairs, Anne Gale, today announced the launch ofthe national don’t be a jackass with jacks campaign that seeks to mitigate serious injury and even death caused by people working underneath their vehicles.
25 Oct 2011

Don't be a jackass!

Qld Office Fair Trading product safety expert, Dave Strachan, today urged home mechanics not to be jackasses ahead of a nationwide do-it-yourself safety campaign.
24 Oct 2011

Bunk bed safety priority for Kidsafe Day

The Qld Office of Fair Trading is using Kidsafe Day (Tues 25 Oct) to remind Queenslanders of the potential dangers of unsafe bunk beds.
21 Oct 2011

Cabramatta retailer fined for breaching product safety laws

NSW Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe today said a Cabramatta retailer had been ordered to pay $3,910 by Parramatta Local Court for selling children’s toys that posed a serious safety risk.
20 Oct 2011

National survey removes over 95,000 unsafe products

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has led a national product safety surveillance program resulting in the recall or removal from sale of over 95,000 unsafe products including trolley jacks, children’s nightwear, bunk beds, cots, hot water bottles, blinds and curtains.
19 Oct 2011

Multi-functional blender recall

NSW Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe is urging consumers to check their kitchen blenders following the voluntary national recall of the Abode Multi-Functional Blender model number HY-6068A-1.
6 Oct 2011

ACCC Takes Action Against Cotton On over Children's Nightwear

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has instituted legal proceedings in the Federal Court, Melbourne, against Cotton On Kids Pty Ltd and Cotton On Clothing Pty Ltd.