Media releases

26 Aug 2013

QLD: Dangers of blind and curtain cords highlighted by child’s death

The Queensland Office of Fair Trading said the tragic death of a toddler in New South Wales last week has highlighted to parents the hidden dangers of cords on blinds and curtains.
16 Aug 2013

VIC: 28,000 dangerous products seized in 2012-13

Consumer Affairs Victoria inspectors have seized 28,000 unsafe products and toys from importers and retailers across Victoria in the 2012-13 financial year.
16 Aug 2013

National ban on synthetic drugs extended

The Federal Government has extended the national interim ban on a range of dangerous synthetic drugs and will commence the process to put in place a permanent ban.
7 Aug 2013

QLD: Top five tips for EKKA safety

The Queensland Office of Fair Trading has released its Top 5 tips for EKKA Safety to help families enjoy a safe visit to Brisbane’s annual show.
1 Aug 2013

Cosmetics recalled after failing ACCC testing

Three cosmetic products with dangerous levels of microbial contamination have been recalled after an Australian Competition and Consumer Commission product safety survey.