News

14 Sep 2015

WA: Warning after asbestos found in crayons

Consumer Protection and WorkSafe have issued a warning after traces of asbestos were found in some imported crayons.

25 Aug 2015

SA: Showbag inspections making this year’s show safe for children

An inspection of 218 show bags prior to this year’s Royal Adelaide Show has identified only two items with potential safety issues.
22 Jul 2015

ACCC inspects safety of showbags at Darwin Show

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has inspected more than 90 showbags ahead of the Royal Darwin Show to ensure products included in the bags meet mandatory safety requirements.
2 Jun 2015

VIC: Crushing end for dangerous toys

The Andrews Victorian Labor Government is putting Victorian traders on notice to keep banned or unsafe toys off their shelves, or risk hefty fines of up to $1.1 million.
6 Mar 2015

ACCC warns of dangers of water expanding balls to kids

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is alerting consumers to the dangers of water expanding balls after several children ingested them in Australia and required hospital treatment to have them removed.
6 Mar 2015

WA: Water absorbing balls and expanding toys raise safety concerns

Consumer Protection is concerned that water absorbing polymer balls, toys and novelty items are posing a serious risk for young children.
19 Dec 2014

Safe Santa's checklist for this Christmas

Santa's checking another list twice: his gift safety checklist. Are YOU giving safe gifts? Follow the steps in the Safe Santa checklist to find out.

10 Dec 2014

QLD: Fewer toys on the naughty list this Christmas

Mums and dads playing Santa this Christmas can be reassured that Queensland retailers are selling the safest batch of festive toys for five years.
8 Dec 2014

NSW: Dangerous toys sent to shredder

A crackdown on discount stores, pop-up shops, markets and online websites had seen 95 non-compliant toy products pulled from shelves across Sydney in the lead up to Christmas, NSW Fair Trading Minister, Matthew Mason-Cox said today.
23 Oct 2014

VIC: Dangerous toys destroyed for a safer Christmas

Minister for Consumer Affairs Heidi Victoria today helped destroy hundreds of dangerous toys, putting safety first for families during National Children’s Week as the Christmas shopping period approaches.