Media releases

11 May 2016

Update Technology pays $10,200 high lift jack penalty

Online retailer Update Technology Pty Ltd (Update Technology) has paid a $10,200 penalty after the issue of an infringement notice by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.
23 Apr 2016

Hoverboards interim ban to remain

The Minister for Small Business and Assistant Treasurer, the Hon Kelly O’Dwyer, has decided to maintain the national interim ban on the supply of hoverboards that do not meet safety standards.
18 Apr 2016

High lift jacks suppliers pay penalties following ACCC infringement notices

Online retailers Autoplus Pty Ltd (Autoplus), Smartchannel Pty Ltd trading as Outbax Camping (Outbax) and Sun Yee International Pty Ltd (Sun Yee) have each paid a penalty of $10,200 after being issued with an infringement notice by the ACCC.
7 Apr 2016

VIC: Company fined for supply of unsafe goods

A former Altona North company has been penalised $60,000 for supplying a range of banned goods, including miniature motorbikes (also known as monkey bikes), and goods that did not comply with Australian safety standards.
31 Mar 2016

Have your say on the Australian Consumer Law

Consumer Affairs Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) today released an Issues Paper calling for submissions on the Australian Consumer Law Review.
30 Mar 2016

VIC: Defects and refunds among top consumer questions

Victorians have contacted Consumer Affairs Victoria more than 175,000 times in six months.

24 Mar 2016

ACCC releases poisons report

The ACCC is reminding parents to remove poisonous products from children’s reach, with data revealing almost 2,500 children are admitted to hospital every year following poisonings.
18 Mar 2016

Interim ban imposed on unsafe hoverboards

Minister for Small Business and Assistant Treasurer, the Hon Kelly O'Dwyer has today imposed an interim ban to prevent the supply of hoverboards that do not meet safety standards for batteries and related circuits.
2 Mar 2016

Tradespeople and homeowners warned of immediate risks from Infinity electrical cables

Approximately 2,300km of dangerous Infinity electrical cable is still installed in thousands of homes across Australia.
21 Feb 2016

QLD: Safety warning – get rid of the lunchbox gas cookers

Potentially lethal “lunchbox” gas cookers are at the centre of a new safety warning after explosions put four Queenslanders in hospital last week.