News

23 Dec 2010

Warning to consumers: Unsafe toys sold in Darwin

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has today issued a warning to Darwin consumers about the sale of unsafe toys in the lead up to Christmas.
14 Dec 2010

Regulators pull unsafe toys from shelves

Consumers can look forward to a safer Christmas after more than 150,000 unsafe toys and other items were removed from store shelves during a national blitz led by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).
10 Dec 2010

Santa’s workshop on notice in annual toy safety blitz

Queensland Fair Trading safety officers have been out in force in the lead up to the festive season making sure children’s toys are safe so there are no nasty surprises on Christmas morning.
8 Dec 2010

Products removed from sale in Christmas safety blitz

Yoyo balls, flotation toys and novelty cigarette lighters have been removed from sale in WA, during Consumer Protection’s annual Christmas product safety blitz.
8 Dec 2010

Dangerous toys found by NSW Fair Trading

NSW Fair Trading Minister Virginia Judge today said investigators had found 142 dangerous toys in shops and markets across the State and ordered 102 retailers to remove stock from shelves.
3 Dec 2010

Unsafe toys recalled from sale in pre-Christmas audit

A pre-Christmas safety audit conducted by South Australian consumer authorities has resulted in four toy products being taken off shelves across the nation.
23 Nov 2010

Play it safe in the water

As more Victorians take to the water in the lead up to Water Safety Week, Consumer Affairs Victoria is reminding people to use floatation devices and water toys safely. This reminder is timely as mandatory product bans and safety standards are harmonised nationally.
18 Nov 2010

Toy train product recall

A Moorabbin wholesaler has been ordered to pay for the recall and destruction of 12 types of dangerous toys after the Supreme Court found that it breached provisions of the Victorian Fair Trading Act 1999 by trading in unsafe products Director of Consumer Affairs Victoria Dr Claire Noone said today.
3 Nov 2010

Toy train product recall

Consumer Affairs Victoria is reminding Victorians to keep a look out for faulty toys that may pose a danger to young children.
3 Nov 2010

Free DVD may just save your child’s life

A DVD aimed at saving children’s lives from common accidents at home has been launched today by Queensland Fair Trading Minister Peter Lawlor.