Media releases

26 Jul 2013

QLD: Warning on baby change table safety risks

Baby change tables are common in households with young children but the Queensland Office of Fair Trading is warning there are dangers involved in their use.
25 Jul 2013

Minor amendments to the Tobacco Information Standard

Minor amendments to the Tobacco Information Standard to remove the obligation on retailers to rotate the health warnings on tobacco products come into force tomorrow.
23 Jul 2013

ACCC checking for show bag dangers at Darwin Show

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will be inspecting show bags today ahead of the Royal Darwin Show to ensure products meet mandatory safety requirements.
19 Jul 2013

NSW: Port Macquarie home destroyed by gas cabinet heater fire

New South Wales Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe today re-issued a warning on dangerous gas cabinet heaters and encouraged consumers to watch a new YouTube video on the dangers of the unapproved products.
9 Jul 2013

TAS: Keeping kids safe in the car

The Council tasked with examining paediatric deaths in Tasmania is reminding parents to become more familiar with the correct use of child restraints in cars.
8 Jul 2013

ACCC works with industry to improve button battery safety

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission held a meeting in Sydney on Friday with button battery manufacturers, importers, retailers and industry associations to discuss improvements to button battery safety.
5 Jul 2013

NSW: National approach to synthetic drugs

New South Wales Minister for Fair Trading Anthony Roberts today welcomed agreement from the Commonwealth and all state and territory ministers that product safety bans will continue to be utilised to prevent the sale of dangerous synthetic drug products.
5 Jul 2013

NSW: Caution urged in use of wheat bags

It’s cold and miserable, and all you want to do is crawl into a nice warm bed. But if you think a wheat bag is a good way to heat it up think again.
5 Jul 2013

NSW: Fair Trading synthetic drug raid

New South Wales Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe today said the owners of a tobacconist in Kurri Kurri will face legal action following a raid by Fair Trading officers that uncovered a range of synthetic drugs still being sold despite being banned across the country.
4 Jul 2013

ACCC: Remove risky button batteries from reach

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is urging parents and carers to be aware of the risks that coin-sized batteries pose to children if swallowed and to take precautions to keep them out of young hands.