Media releases

31 Aug 2015

WA: Urgent advice for owners of recalled Samsung washing machines

WA owners of recalled models of Samsung top loader washing machines are being advised by Consumer Protection to urgently seek a refund from their retailer or supplier.
28 Aug 2015

Consumer guarantee rights following Samsung washing machine recall

The ACCC has recently become aware of reports that some consumers with recalled Samsung washing machines have been offered a repair for their recalled machine, but not a replacement or refund.
28 Aug 2015

Full Court hands down decision in hair straightening product case

The Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia has, in part, allowed an appeal by the ACCC against a decision of Justice Rangiah in the Federal Court, which had dismissed certain allegations against Dateline Imports Pty Ltd (Dateline Imports).
25 Aug 2015

SA: Showbag inspections making this year’s show safe for children

An inspection of 218 show bags prior to this year’s Royal Adelaide Show has identified only two items with potential safety issues.
14 Aug 2015

WA: Fire hazard warning over Samsung washing machines

A house fire in Parmelia has prompted a joint warning from fire and product safety authorities in WA following the recall of certain models of Samsung top loader washing machines which could pose a serious fire hazard.
13 Aug 2015

QLD: Ethanol burner safety – Don't fuel the fire

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) today released a new safety awareness film to educate Queenslanders about the dangers of ethanol burners.

7 Aug 2015

NSW: Infinity cable suppliers to heed recall

New South Wales Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe today issued a mandatory recall to 25 NSW traders that supplied Infinity brand cables and are not covered by the existing national recall.
6 Aug 2015

Infinity cables could cause house fires next year if not made safe

Time is running out for thousands of Australian homes and businesses to find out if they have faulty electrical cabling before it poses a serious danger, the ACCC has warned.