Media releases

19 Feb 2016

WA: Washing machine recall apathy putting lives at risk

Consumer Protection is concerned that apathy over the recall of Samsung top loader washing machines is putting the lives of Western Australians at risk.
5 Feb 2016

Woolworths misled consumers over product safety hazards – Ordered to pay over $3 million in penalties

The Federal Court has today ordered Woolworths Limited (Woolworths) to pay total penalties of $3.057 million for breaches of the Australian Consumer Law relating to safety issues with house brand products sold in Woolworths supermarkets, Big W and Masters stores.
13 Jan 2016

NSW: Recalls Risk a Real Hazard

Acting NSW Fair Trading Commissioner John Tansey is warning NSW consumers and businesses about recalled products that pose a threat to public safety and encouraging people to check the ACCC recalls website at www.recalls.gov.au for information or to subscribe for email alerts.
6 Jan 2016

WA: Concern over hoverboard safety and fire risks

Consumer Protection has expressed concern about the safety of hoverboards and the fire risks associated with some models.
24 Dec 2015

ACCC Christmas and New Year arrangements

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will have limited operations during the Christmas and New Year period.
22 Dec 2015

ACCC to recall seven unsafe toys ahead of Christmas

The ACCC's pre-Christmas safety check of nearly 3,300 toys in stores and online, has found seven potentially dangerous toys that fail mandatory safety requirements.
22 Dec 2015

45,047 recalled Samsung washing machines not located

Over two years since the recall of 144,000 Samsung washing machine was announced, 45 047 recalled Samsung washing machines have not been located in homes across Australia, posing a serious fire risk to the community.
19 Dec 2015

NSW: Mermaid Tail Safety Warning

New South Wales Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe and CHOICE are warning consumers of the potential dangers of mermaid tails, a water play product that binds a child’s legs and acts as a flipper so the child can swim like a mermaid.
18 Dec 2015

ACCC urges safe riding after quad bike deaths rise this year

To prevent quad bike accidents this summer, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is warning the community to be fully prepared, wear protective gear and ride safe.
16 Dec 2015

WA: ’Tis the season to be wary with children’s toys

Flashing decorations, jewellery, musical stockings and greeting cards are among the items that made it on to the naughty list during Consumer Protection’s annual pre-Christmas product safety inspections.