Media releases

29 Nov 2013

VIC: Dangerous toys crushed in lead-up to Christmas

Thousands of dangerous toys were crushed today to ensure a safer Christmas for children across Victoria.
28 Nov 2013

NSW: Fair Trading pre-Christmas blitz on dangerous toys

New South Wales Minister for Fair Trading Anthony Roberts today revealed the dangerous toys and products uncovered during Fair Trading’s pre-Christmas compliance checks.
23 Nov 2013

'Fire wallets' safety warning issued due to possible asbestos risk

The Federal Government has issued a Safety Warning Notice to consumers about an asbestos risk associated with a product known as “fire wallets” sold by an eBay trader and at a stall at this year’s Royal Melbourne Show.
22 Nov 2013

ACCC warns of portable pool dangers

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is warning about the potential hazards of portable pools after recent statistics showed a high risk of drowning for children under the age of five.
19 Nov 2013

QLD: Bleach tablets recalled

A brand of bleach tablets have been recalled after the Queensland Office of Fair Trading (OFT) identified the product not being supplied in re-sealable child resistant container.
13 Nov 2013

QLD: Beware of button batteries

The Queensland Office of Fair Trading is reminding parents and carers about the dangers of button batteries after a nine-month-old boy was hospitalised on Monday for swallowing one of the batteries.
8 Nov 2013

WA: Sky lantern seller fined in WA consumer law first

A Perth newsagency owner has been fined $1,000 for selling a sky lantern, in the first conviction of its kind in WA under the Australian Consumer Law.
5 Nov 2013

QLD: Staying safe this summer

Time to get out those swimmers, summer is almost here. With the hot weather already upon us the Queensland Office of Fair Trading is reminding you to stay safe this summer.