News

20 Apr 2011

Mascot retailer fined for ignoring product safety

New South Wales Fair Trading Minister Anthony Roberts today said a Mascot retailer had been ordered to pay $1,079 by Newtown Local Court for displaying and selling a toy that posed a serious safety risk to children.
20 Apr 2011

ACCC warns about holiday hazards

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is urging holiday makers to take extra care with some common outdoor and travel related products which can be dangerous if used incorrectly.
15 Apr 2011

Take care when using motor vehicle recovery straps

The Queensland Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is reminding Queensland consumers about the potential dangers of “recovery’’ straps that are used to free bogged or immobilised vehicles.
15 Apr 2011

Traders fail mandatory labelling standard for bean bags: Fantastic Furniture penalised $300,000

Fantastic Furniture Pty Ltd, Spotlight Pty Ltd and Smash Enterprises Pty Ltd supplied bean bag covers which failed the mandatory labelling standard.
14 Apr 2011

Retailer fined for safety breaches

A Hurstville retailer with stores in Hurstville and Wellington and formerly at Bankstown has been fined more than $20,000 by a magistrate for nine breaches of product safety regulations.
14 Apr 2011

Showbag and sideshow alley safety

NSW Fair Trading Minister Anthony Roberts said safety checks for the Royal Easter Show had cleared showbags, with all toys and novelty items complying with product safety laws.
13 Apr 2011

Industry guide aims to protect Queensland kids from injuries

An Australian Standards handbook for bunk bed safety is now available to the holiday accommodation industry.
11 Apr 2011

Dimmeys penalised $400,000 for selling children's dressing gowns which failed labelling standard

The Federal Court in Melbourne has imposed penalties totalling $400,000 against Dimmeys Stores Pty Ltd for supplying children's dressing gowns which failed to comply with the mandatory consumer product safety standard for children's nightwear.
8 Apr 2011

Warning on fake tongue studs following near death of American teen

The Queensland Office of Fair Trading is warning consumers to steer clear of magnetic tongue studs following the near death of a teen in the United States.
25 Mar 2011

Pram safety video provides valuable advice

South Australian Consumer Affairs Minister Gail Gago today launched a new pram safety video at this year’s Pregnancy, Babies and Children’s Expo.