News

1 Dec 2014

Wear safe sunglasses this summer

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is encouraging the community to choose the best protection for their eyes.
24 Nov 2014

QLD: Keep a cool head and stay safe this summer

As the weather heats up and Queenslanders flock to the pool or beach to cool off, the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is urging consumers to stay safe while using common summer products and accessories.
3 Nov 2014

NSW: Safety first: portable swimming pools

New South Wales Fair Trading Minister Matthew Mason-Cox is today reminding families to be vigilant about children’s safety in and around portable pools, as we head into summer.
31 Oct 2014

Additional Infinity electrical cable safety recalls announced

State and Territory safety regulators have announced additional recalls of Infinity Cable.
31 Oct 2014

ACCC updates Senate Estimates on national Infinity Cable recall

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Chairman Rod Sims has updated Senators on a key area of work for the commission, whilst appearing before the Senate Economics committee estimates hearing.
30 Oct 2014

Toys R Us pays penalty for supplying unsafe household cots

Toys “R” Us Australia Pty Ltd (Toys R Us) has paid a penalty of $10,200 after the issue of an infringement notice by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission in relation to the supply of ‘Nantucket 4-in-1’ household cots that did not comply with the mandatory safety standard.
30 Oct 2014

Annual report highlights effective enforcement by ACCC

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s annual report for 2013–14 shows the ACCC was involved in 53 proceedings relating to consumer protection enforcement, increased competition enforcement and sent strong deterrence messages by securing over $12 million in penalties and other remedies during the year.
28 Oct 2014

ACT: Ethanol burner safety warning

Consumers need to be aware of the risks associated with ethanol burners following a concerning trend of serious burns incidents across Australia, Attorney­-General, Simon Corbell, said today.

24 Oct 2014

NSW bans the sale of non-compliant (outdoor) gas heaters

New South Wales Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe announced a ban on the sale of certain models of area (outdoor) gas heaters due to non-compliance with the Australian Standard.
23 Oct 2014

VIC: Dangerous toys destroyed for a safer Christmas

Minister for Consumer Affairs Heidi Victoria today helped destroy hundreds of dangerous toys, putting safety first for families during National Children’s Week as the Christmas shopping period approaches.