Media releases

22 Apr 2013

Qld: Dangers of using baby bean bags as bedding

The rising popularity of baby bean bags has prompted the Office of Fair Trading to issue a warning about the potential risks associated with these products.
18 Apr 2013

Vic: King Sky Group Pty Ltd and Ji Dong Miao - Enforceable undertaking

A Moorabbin importer and its company secretary have admitted supplying toys that contravene mandatory safety standards.
10 Apr 2013

QLD: Consumer product-related injuries in Queensland children

Bunk beds and baby change tables top the list for commonplace household products that contain hidden dangers which may cause serious injury and sometimes death when used unsupervised or not correctly.
10 Apr 2013

ACCC releases free online education program for small businesses

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has released a free online education program for small businesses to help them learn about their rights and obligations under Australian competition and consumer laws.
8 Apr 2013

QLD: Brisbane importer fined $75 000 for unsafe toys and cosmetics

A Brisbane imports company and its director have been fined a total of $75 000 in the Beenleigh Magistrates Court (2 April 2013) for stocking unsafe toys and cosmetics.
7 Apr 2013

NSW: Warning on Baby Slings and Other Baby Products

NSW Fair Trading is reminding parents and all people of the risk to babies from certain consumer products, including: slings; baby walkers and bouncinettes; baby bath seats; car restraints; cots; high chairs; nursery furniture; portable cots and playpens; and, strollers and prams.
4 Apr 2013

SA: CBS Inspection Results in National Recalls of Baby Products

Inspections by South Australia's consumer watchdog on baby goods retailers has resulted in the nationwide recall of hundreds of dodgy items that could have harmed babies.

3 Apr 2013

VIC: Mayman Pty Ltd and Suling Ye - Enforceable undertaking

Motorbike and power tool importer Mayman Pty Ltd and its sole director, Ms Suling Ye, have acknowledged contravening the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) by offering, supplying or possessing or having under its control miniature motorbikes which contravened the permanent ban order on such goods.
1 Apr 2013

VIC: Mini motorbikes off the road

More than 100 banned miniature motorbikes have been seized from a Thomastown importer. From the Minister for Consumer Affairs