Media releases

24 Oct 2013

NSW: New laws will help prevent child falls from windows

New South Wales Minister for Fair Trading Anthony Roberts today announced that new window safety laws to help prevent children falling from residential strata buildings have now passed through Parliament.
21 Oct 2013

QLD: New bunk bed rules start today

As of today (21 October), short-term rental accommodation providers are required to meet the new mandatory bunk bed safety standard.
18 Oct 2013

Brand Republic pays infringement notices and provides undertaking

Brand Republic Pty Ltd has paid five infringement notices totalling $51,000 and provided a court enforceable undertaking to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.
13 Oct 2013

State action overtakes ‘stop gap’ synthetic drug ban

With all states and territory drug laws now amended to capture dangerous and harmful synthetic drugs, the interim consumer product ban introduced by the Commonwealth has served its purpose.
11 Oct 2013

NSW: Recall of rock climbing equipment

New South Wales Commissioner for Fair Trading Rod Stowe is urging all recreational rock climbers to check their equipment, following a voluntary recall of curved nuts used for passive protection while climbing.
10 Oct 2013

Remove hidden home hazards that can hurt kids

During International Product Safety Week, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is urging parents and carers to thoroughly check their homes for hidden product dangers that might lead to accidental deaths or serious injuries and illnesses.
9 Oct 2013

NSW: Mandatory recall: Infinity brand electrical cable

New South Wales Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe has announced mandatory recall and prohibition notices for all Infinity branded TPS and “orange round” electrical cable.
9 Oct 2013

ACCC Chairman calls for improved product safety compliance

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Chairman Rod Sims has addressed the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organisation Asia-Pacific Symposium in the Gold Coast. Mr Sims expressed concern about the number of retailers who appear to be supplying unsafe goods, particularly low value goods directly sourced from overseas.
8 Oct 2013

Trampoline safety is flippin' important – 8 kids injured every day

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has teamed up with Olympian trampolinist Blake Gaudry, Kidsafe and state consumer affairs agencies to help keep kids safe on trampolines. The campaign is being launched today at the South Australian Aquatic and Leisure Centre in Adelaide to kick off International Product Safety Week.
7 Oct 2013

NSW: Synthetic drugs outlawed under new legislation

New South Wales Minister for Fair Trading Anthony Roberts said a range of synthetic drugs have now been outlawed under new legislation which comes into effect today.