Media releases

30 Sep 2009

Big W recalls flammable children's nightwear

Parents and carers have been urged to check children's sleepwear after Big W's recall of 27 styles incorrectly labelled as low fire danger.
22 Sep 2009

Two-piece party horns recalled

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has gained a product recall from a party horn supplier after tests revealed it to present a choking hazard for children under the age of three.
9 Sep 2009

250,000 hot water bottles recalled in nation wide blitz

A nation wide blitz on hot water bottles has resulted in more than 250,000 being recalled across Australia.
27 Aug 2009

Experts to discuss mobility scooter deaths

A national meeting will seek ways of curbing the alarming number of injuries and deaths on motorised mobility scooters, Deputy Chair of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Mr Peter Kell, said today.
26 Aug 2009

Online child car restraint recalls trigger ACCC alert

A second recall of unsafe child car restraints by online traders has prompted a serious safety alert from Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Deputy Chair, Peter Kell.
5 Aug 2009

Order to display anti-smoking posters confirmed by Federal Court

Darwin tobacconist Colin Thompson must display specified anti-smoking posters in his shop for three months, the Federal Court has confirmed.
4 Aug 2009

Non-compliant trolley jacks withdrawn from sale

Incorrectly labelled trolley jacks have been withdrawn from sale after Australian Competition and Consumer Commission intervention.
21 Jul 2009

Suppliers scolded over illegal hot water bottles

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is leading a nation-wide blitz on unsafe hot water bottles after more than 10 people in New South Wales were hospitalised with severe burns this winter alone.
10 Jul 2009

Car jack incident a timely warning

An incident in Melbourne this week where a man was pinned underneath a car after a jack collapsed is a timely warning about the proper use of the products, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Deputy Chair, Peter Kell, warned today.
3 Jul 2009

ACCC takes action for breach of undertakings by Darwin tobacconist

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has filed Federal Court proceedings alleging breaches of court enforceable undertakings by a Darwin tobacconist, Colin Thompson.