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.
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.
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.
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.