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28 Oct 2011

Discussion Paper - Proposed Service Standard Corded Internal Window Coverings

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28 Oct 2011

Toxic lead levels in children's Halloween face paints

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has found a children’s face paint with excessive levels of lead being sold on the Australian market in the lead up to Halloween.
26 Oct 2011

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

The ACCC has released the second round consultation paper and is seeking comments on the proposed mandatory Tobacco Labelling (Graphic Health Warnings) Standard by 8 November 2011. It is intended to be in place by 1 January 2012, with full compliance required by 1 July 2012.
26 Oct 2011

Don't be a jackass with jacks: now see the YouTube film & enter the competition!

The national DIY vehicle maintenance safety campaign has jacked up its efforts to prevent Aussies getting injured or killed while working under their car by releasing a YouTube safety film and launching an Australia-wide competition.
26 Oct 2011

ACCC: Company penalised $40,000 for breaching product safety standard

The Federal Court has penalised Sontax Australia (1988) Pty Ltd $40,000 for the supply of luggage straps with non-compliant warnings labels following action by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.
26 Oct 2011

Don’t be a jackass with car jacks

A high number of Australian men die or are seriously injured each year while working under their cars using vehicle jacks, stands, and/or ramps, and Consumer Protection is keen to see a dramatic drop in these incidents.
26 Oct 2011

Don't be a Jackass with Jacks

SA Deputy Commissioner for Consumer Affairs, Anne Gale, today announced the launch ofthe national don’t be a jackass with jacks campaign that seeks to mitigate serious injury and even death caused by people working underneath their vehicles.
25 Oct 2011

Don't be a jackass!

Qld Office Fair Trading product safety expert, Dave Strachan, today urged home mechanics not to be jackasses ahead of a nationwide do-it-yourself safety campaign.
24 Oct 2011

Bunk bed safety priority for Kidsafe Day

The Qld Office of Fair Trading is using Kidsafe Day (Tues 25 Oct) to remind Queenslanders of the potential dangers of unsafe bunk beds.
21 Oct 2011

Cabramatta retailer fined for breaching product safety laws

NSW Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe today said a Cabramatta retailer had been ordered to pay $3,910 by Parramatta Local Court for selling children’s toys that posed a serious safety risk.