News

1 Oct 2011

Parents Warned Over Amber Teething Necklaces

A warning has been issued about the safety hazards of using amber teething necklaces and bracelets for infants, said Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, David Bradbury.
27 Sep 2011

Urgent recall of ceramic lamp kits

NSW Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe is urging consumers who have purchased haveyoumetmissjones ceramic, portable lamp kits to stop using them because they are not safe.
26 Sep 2011

Parents reminded to use baby slings correctly

Parents and caregivers in Queensland are reminded to use baby slings in accordance with the product’s instructions following the heartbreaking death of a newborn in South Australia recently.
17 Sep 2011

Proposed mandatory standard for tobacco labelling (graphic health warnings): consultation paper released

The ACCC has released a consultation paper seeking comments on a proposed mandatory Tobacco Labelling (Graphic Health Warnings) Standard. It is intended to be in place by 1 January 2012, with full compliance required by 1 July 2012. Interested parties and individuals are invited to provide written submissions by 17 October 2011.
9 Sep 2011

Permanent bans for baby bling

Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, David Bradbury, announced that baby 'bling' dummies and dummy chains decorated with crystals and other ornaments that do not meet strict safety standards have been permanently banned.
2 Sep 2011

Urgent safety warning: recall of baby dummies

NSW Fair Trading Minister Anthony Roberts is warning the public about a national voluntary recall of two types of Tommee Tippee Comforter baby dummies, sold Australia-wide between 1 August 2010 and 17 August 2011.
1 Sep 2011

Don't be a jackass with jacks

Home mechanics are being encouraged not to be jackasses when using vehicle jacks, stands and ramps as a part of a national DIY vehicle maintenance safety campaign launched today.
29 Aug 2011

Safety tips for fathers and a warning on DIY vehicle repairs

NSW Fair Trading Minister Anthony Roberts is urging NSW consumers to consider Dad’s safety in the lead up to Father’s Day.
29 Aug 2011

Brazilian Blowout ‘formaldehyde-free’ representations likely to mislead

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has accepted a court-enforceable undertaking from Privity Pty Ltd (trading as Haircare Australia) for representing that the hair straightening product ‘Brazilian Blowout’ did not contain formaldehyde. Independent testing found formaldehyde levels to be 50 times greater than the safe limit.
26 Aug 2011

Gas heater safety warning

NSW Fair Trading Minister Anthony Roberts is warning the public about the risks associated with gas heaters, including gas hot water heaters, used in enclosed or confined areas.