News

14 Jul 2011

Recall and warning on Smile Face Puffer Ball

NSW Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe is warning consumers about the national recall of a yo-yo ball, Smile Face Puffer Ball, supplied to toy stores, newsagencies, post offices, independent gift stores, amusement centres and vending machines in NSW, Victoria, the ACT and Queensland from March 2011 to June 2011.
13 Jul 2011

Keeping baby safe - new cot safety video released!

The ACCC has released a new video in the 'Keeping baby safe' series on cot safety. It provides tips and advice on choosing and using a cot safety.
1 Jul 2011

Product safety recall: Plush knitted hot water bottle

NSW Fair Trading Deputy Commissioner Steve Griffin is urging consumers to check their hot water bottles following the voluntary national recall of the Plush Knitted Water Bottle, sold without mandatory warning labels.
30 Jun 2011

Fiery demonstration reminds families to put safety first this winter

Queensland is experiencing its coldest winter in years and as people dig out more of their winter warmers one message is coming through loud and clear – being safety conscious is extremely important.
30 Jun 2011

LG side-by-side refrigerator recall

NSW Fair Trading Deputy Commissioner Steve Griffin is urging consumers to check their refrigerators following the voluntary national recall of certain models of the LG side-by-side refrigerator, after two cases of fire were reported.
30 Jun 2011

Hair straightening products recalled by suppliers

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is urging hair salons to check whether the straightening and treatment products they use are safe following a spate of supplier recalls.
29 Jun 2011

Call for comment: Changes to ban on miniature motorbikes (monkey bikes) with unsafe design features

Suppliers likely to be affected by proposed changes to the permanent ban on miniature motorbikes now have the opportunity to request a conference with the ACCC.
27 Jun 2011

Alleged supply of mislabelled elastic luggage straps

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has instituted legal proceedings in the Federal Court, Melbourne against Sontax Australia (1988) Pty Ltd.
22 Jun 2011

Cots undergo safety audit

South Australian Minister for Consumer Affairs Gail Gago has announced the South Australian Office of Consumer and Business Affairs is conducting an audit on cots as part of an Australia-wide strategy to ensure products are meeting safety regulations.
21 Jun 2011

Product safety recall: Music Zone Mr Squirrel 8 Scale Happy Xylophone

NSW Fair Trading Minister Anthony Roberts is urging consumers to check if they may have purchased a potentially dangerous children’s toy imported and sold through The Reject Shop stores nationally.