News

11 May 2011

Trolley jacks off the market

Director of Consumer Affairs Victoria Dr Claire Noone has today welcomed a voluntary recall of Shinn Fu Australia MVP ProLift 1800kg Trolley Jacks following surveillance and monitoring activity by Consumer Affairs Victoria as part of a national campaign on hydraulic trolley jacks.
11 May 2011

Registration for Consumers 2011 is now open

Consumers 2011: Australian Consumer Policy, law and Practice is being held in Sydney on 7 and 8 June 2011. Registration to attend this event is now open.
10 May 2011

Concern over treadmills after product safety campaign

Treadmills being sold without adequate warning labels were a major concern following an intensive product safety campaign carried out by Western Australian Consumer Protection.
5 May 2011

Bondi Junction retailer fined for ignoring product safety

New South Wales Fair Trading Minister Anthony Roberts today said a Bondi Junction retailer had been ordered to pay $9,630 by Downing Centre Local Court for selling toys that posed a serious safety risk to children.
5 May 2011

Liverpool retailer fined for ignoring product safety

New South Wales Fair Trading Minister Anthony Roberts today said a Liverpool retailer had been ordered to pay $2,259 by Liverpool Local Court for selling toys that posed a serious safety risk to children.
5 May 2011

Eastwood retailer fined for ignoring product safety

New South Wales Fair Trading Minister Anthony Roberts today said an Eastwood retailer had been ordered to pay $1,916 by Parramatta Local Court for selling toys that posed a serious safety risk to children.
29 Apr 2011

Minister warns of men in vans selling electrical goods in Dubbo

New South Wales Fair Trading Minister, Anthony Roberts, and Member for Dubbo Troy Grant, today warned Dubbo residents about traders selling home video projectors or other electrical goods out of the back of vans.
21 Apr 2011

Two brands of power boards recalled

New South Wales Fair Trading Minister Anthony Roberts is urging consumers to check their power boards following a national voluntary recall of two popular brands of power boards due to the risk of fire and injury.
20 Apr 2011

Blacktown retailer fined for ignoring product safety

New South Wales Fair Trading Minister Anthony Roberts today said a Blacktown retailer has been ordered to pay $2,339 by Parramatta Local Court for displaying and selling toys that pose a serious safety risk to children.
20 Apr 2011

Fair Trading shopping tips for Mother’s Day (8 May)

New South Wales Fair Trading Minister Anthony Roberts is urging families to exercise caution when shopping for Mother’s Day gifts and to check for approval marks or trade marks on all electrical items.