News

1 Dec 2017

Strengthening the safety of automotive maintenance products

Safety standards for everyday automotive maintenance products including motor vehicle recovery straps, portable ramps and vehicle support stands have been strengthened to protect the safety of consumers in Australia.
24 Jul 2017

ACCC investigating Takata airbag recall

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is urgently seeking information from the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development (DIRD) and car manufacturers regarding Takata airbags at the centre of the largest vehicle recall in history.

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.
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.
5 Sep 2014

QLD: Dads reminded to take care with new Father’s Day toys

The Queensland Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is joining consumer protection agencies nationwide in September to promote the Don't be a tool initiative, which reminds men to take care when doing work around the house.
5 Sep 2014

ACCC urges DIY dads to beware of dangers

This Father’s Day, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is reminding dads that safety comes first when completing DIY projects around the home.
3 Sep 2014

SA: Don't be a tool: avoid injuries with DIY work

The State’s consumer watchdog is urging South Australians to take extra care when working around the house or on their cars.
2 Sep 2014

NSW: Don't be a tool - Tips to stay safe with DIY

New South Wales Fair Trading Minister, Matthew Mason-Cox, today is urging do-it-yourself enthusiasts to proceed with caution when doing work around the home or under their vehicle this Father’s Day.
9 Jul 2013

TAS: Keeping kids safe in the car

The Council tasked with examining paediatric deaths in Tasmania is reminding parents to become more familiar with the correct use of child restraints in cars.
7 Jun 2013

ACCC publishes recall of dangerous wheels

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission today published a recall of potentially dangerous 20 inch alloy XHP Razor wheels after reports of the wheels breaking or fracturing during use.