News

8 May 2017

E-cigarette companies to pay penalties

The Federal Court found that each of Joystick, Social-Lites and Elusion contravened the ACL by making representations that their products did not contain harmful carcinogens and toxins, when this was not the case.

24 Nov 2016

ACCC acts on fire hazard cigarettes

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has accepted court enforceable undertakings from both Philip Morris Ltd (Philip Morris) and Zen Sensation Pty Ltd (Zen) not to supply cigarettes t

8 Jul 2015

No change to hot water bottle mandatory safety standard

The ACCC has completed its review of the mandatory safety standard for hot water bottles and concluded it should be maintained in its current form.
3 Sep 2014

NSW: Warning: electric hot water bottle recall

NSW Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe is urging consumers not to use electric hot water bottles, also known as electric heat packs, that are being recalled after a South Australian woman suffered serious burns when one of these products ruptured.
26 Jul 2013

Amendment to the tobacco health warnings mandatory standard

Assistant Treasurer, The Hon David Bradbury MP has signed the amendment to the mandatory standard for tobacoo health warnings.
25 Jul 2013

Minor amendments to the Tobacco Information Standard

Minor amendments to the Tobacco Information Standard to remove the obligation on retailers to rotate the health warnings on tobacco products come into force tomorrow.
27 May 2013

Proposed minor amendment to the Tobacco Information Standard

The Assistant Treasurer today announced that the Commonwealth intends to make minor amendments to the Competition and Consumer (Tobacco) Information Standard 2011 to remove the obligation on retailers to rotate the health warnings on tobacco products.
16 Oct 2012

NSW: Urgent safety recall of novelty lighters

NSW Fair Trading Minister Anthony Roberts has alerted the public to an urgent safety recall of novelty cigarette lighters that pose a risk to young children.
11 Jul 2012

Tobacco health warnings - supplier guide now available

The supplier guide is now available for the new information standard on tobacco health warnings which takes full effect on 1 December 2012.
22 Dec 2011

Mandatory information standard for tobacco (graphic health warnings) commences 1 January 2012

The mandatory information standard for the display of graphic health warnings on tobacco products commences on Sunday 1 January 2012 and takes full effect on 1 December 2012. The standard covers all retail tobacco products sold in Australia, that are made for human consumption, be it smoking, sucking, chewing or snuffing.