News

20 Oct 2017

Better baby baths and safer sunnies

SAFETY standards for baby bath aids and sunglasses have been strengthened to ensure the safety of consumers in Australia, Minister for Small Business Michael McCormack says.

8 Dec 2015

ACCC takes action against Ozsale over children’s nightwear

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has instituted proceedings in the Federal Court against Ozsale Pty Limited for allegedly selling children’s nightwear between July 2014 and October 2015 which did not comply with the mandatory Australian safety standard.
1 Dec 2014

Safe sunnies: Which pair should I wear?

Exposing your eyes to very high levels of sunlight can cause serious and sometimes irreversible damage. Some sunglasses can also impair your vision in other ways.

16 May 2014

Textiles recalled after ACCC tests reveal high levels of hazardous azo dyes

The ACCC identified a number of items as containing unacceptable concentrations of azo dyes. The ACCC has negotiated 11 recalls of 35 product lines with the affected suppliers.

24 Mar 2014

ACCC testing prompts clothing recalls

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s regular market surveillance activities have prompted recalls of four pairs of jeans and one pillowslip for having unacceptable concentrations of certain ‘azo’ dyes containing unacceptable concentration of aromatic amines.
18 Oct 2013

Brand Republic pays infringement notices and provides undertaking

Brand Republic Pty Ltd has paid five infringement notices totalling $51,000 and provided a court enforceable undertaking to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.
18 Dec 2012

Cotton On Kids penalised $1 Million over unsafe children's nightwear

The Federal Court has imposed penalties by consent totalling $1 million against Cotton On Kids Pty Ltd in relation to its supply of unsafe children’s nightdresses and pyjamas.
11 Oct 2012

SA: Children’s sleepwear removed from sale

Children’s sleepwear and cosmetic items have been removed from sale as part of a product safety surveillance program across regional and metropolitan South Australia.
24 Jul 2012

ACCC winter safety tips prompted by product recalls

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission issued its top five winter product safety tips following recalls of popular products in the cold winter months.
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.