News

11 Dec 2015

NSW: Fines For Dangerous Toy Retailers

Hot on the heels of the publication of this year’s dangerous goods Christmas toys list, NSW Fair Trading has announced the successful prosecution of two retail outlets for selling non-compliant children’s toys resulting in costs and fines of more than $17,000.
10 Dec 2015

NSW: Christmas Crackdown On Dangerous Toys

Santa was on hand in Sydney’s west today as Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation Victor Dominello announced a Christmas crackdown on the sale of dangerous toys.
13 Nov 2015

SA: Child death highlights danger of button batteries

South Australian parents are being reminded about the severe dangers of swallowing button batteries after it was confirmed the first known Australian child has died due to accidental ingestion.
8 Oct 2015

WA: Button battery toy withdrawn from sale by Spotlight (Rainbow Light Wand)

Major national retailer Spotlight has removed a toy powered by button batteries from its shelves after Consumer Protection expressed safety concerns.
8 Oct 2015

NSW: Pre-Christmas Toy Safety Checks Underway

NSW Fair Trading has commenced its annual pre-Christmas toy safety checks targeting suburbs and towns across the state.
25 Sep 2015

SA: Safety warning over sweet-smelling scented erasers

Business Services and Consumers Minister Gail Gago today issued a safety warning related to a gumball machine that dispenses colourful balls used by children as erasers.

18 Sep 2015

QLD: Safety all the way

Safety bells are jingling as the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) launches its annual toysafety blitz to ensure toys sold for Christmas meet Australian safety standards.
14 Sep 2015

WA: Warning after asbestos found in crayons

Consumer Protection and WorkSafe have issued a warning after traces of asbestos were found in some imported crayons.

11 Sep 2015

ACCC statement on asbestos in crayons

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has conducted testing on a range of wax crayons and identified traces of asbestos in a number of products.

8 Sep 2015

QLD: Sleep safe: Cot safety warning

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is reminding Queensland parents and caregivers to be vigilant when setting up household cots for their children following the death of a toddler in the United Kingdom.