Media releases

3 Jun 2010

Consumer warning about 3D TVs

Consumer Protection WA is warning Western Australians to consider the potential health risks associated with 3D televisions before buying one.
27 May 2010

Effective recalls, better information, safer consumers

Significant changes to the way in which consumers will be informed of product recalls have been foreshadowed by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.
4 Apr 2010

Product safety warning on baby slings

The Office of Fair Trading is warning Queensland parents and caregivers to be cautious when using baby slings on infants younger than four months old.
1 Apr 2010

Easter eggs and toys tested

Consumers can feel confident that they’re not getting short changed on the quantity or quality of novelty toys or chocolates purchased this Easter.
31 Mar 2010

ACCC institutes proceedings against Cut Price Imports

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has instituted proceedings in the Federal Court, Perth, against Alvaton Holdings Pty Ltd trading as Cut Price Imports.
30 Mar 2010

Hospital, research benefits after nightwear code breach

Big W will make a contribution of $200,000 to the Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick and $200,000 to a major research program into the mandatory safety standard after breaches of the children's nightwear code.
26 Mar 2010

DIY + safety = a safe Easter break

Consumer Affairs Victoria Director Dr Claire Noone is urging Victorians to stay safe as people use the Easter break to catch up on their DIY jobs.
26 Mar 2010

ACCC advice on infant slings for young babies

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission advises parents and caregivers to be cautious when using infant slings for babies younger than four months of age.

15 Mar 2010

Tragic deaths highlight blind cord danger

Parents need to remain vigilant about the dangers of blind cords, according to Minister for Fair Trading Peter Lawlor.
11 Mar 2010

Safe sleeping for infants

Fair Trading Minister Peter Lawlor has urged all new parents to be aware of safe sleeping advice when deciding on their baby’s sleeping arrangements.