News

24 Jul 2012

ACCC winter safety tips prompted by product recalls

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission issued its top five winter product safety tips following recalls of popular products in the cold winter months.
28 May 2012

Trolley jack supplier pays for breaching safety standard

TWM Imports Pty Ltd has paid three infringement notices totalling $19,800 and provided a court enforceable undertaking for supplying hydraulic trolley jacks which failed the mandatory safety standard.
15 Apr 2011

Take care when using motor vehicle recovery straps

The Queensland Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is reminding Queensland consumers about the potential dangers of “recovery’’ straps that are used to free bogged or immobilised vehicles.
24 Mar 2011

Mobility scooter injuries examined in ACCC report

New research into injury data found a total of 442 hospitalisations related to motorised mobility scooter fall injuries during the two years from July 2006 and June 2008.
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 Nov 2009

Toys not even fit for children on Santa's naughty list

Pre-Christmas safety testing has uncovered 21 toys or gift items that won’t make it to Santa’s sack this year.
8 Oct 2009

ACCC accepts undertaking over breach of bicycle standard

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has accepted court enforceable undertakings from Dirt Works Australia Pty Limited after it acknowledged supplying bicycles that did not comply with the mandatory standard for pedal bicycles.
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.
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Non-compliant trolley jacks withdrawn from sale

Incorrectly labelled trolley jacks have been withdrawn from sale after Australian Competition and Consumer Commission intervention.