News

2 Jul 2012

Parents and Carers Warned Small Magnets Have Power to Kill

South Australia Consumer and Business Services reported that Parents and carers of young children and teenagers should beware the dangers of small powerful magnets, which can be fatal if swallowed.
2 Jul 2012

Parents Warned on Dangers of High-Powered Magnets

Parents are being warned about the dangers to children of small, high-powered magnets intended for adults as desk novelties, said Assistant Treasurer David Bradbury.
21 May 2012

Top Variety and director fined for unsafe toy

New South Wales Fair Trading reported that Top Variety Pty Ltd and its director Ms Hua He, aka Nancy He, have been ordered to pay $5,437 fines and costs by Parramatta Local Court for supplying a toy seal that could choke a child.
17 May 2012

Eastwood retailers fined for dangerous toys

NSW Fair Trading reported that Eastwood retailers Pius Freddy Hiu and Kate Hiu, trading as P K Pacific Ocean, pleaded guilty on 4 May in Parramatta Local Court to two counts each of breaching the Australian Consumer Law (NSW) for supplying toys that could choke children.
17 May 2012

Reject shop fined for unsafe toy sold in Port Macquarie

New South Wales Fair Trading reported that TRS Trading Group Pty Ltd, trading as The Reject Shop Discount Variety Store, has been ordered by Parramatta Local Court to pay fines and costs of $2,121 for supplying a child’s xylophone toy that could choke a child.
20 Nov 2011

Consumer Watchdog Blitz on Dodgy Christmas Toys

Dangerous toys will be removed from shelves in the lead-up to Christmas as consumer affairs agencies blitz thousands of stores, markets and online shops, said Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, David Bradbury.
20 Nov 2011

Deadly toys creep back onto market

The Queensland Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is reminding parents and traders about the dangers of ‘yo-yo balls’ following the seizure of more than 20,000 of the banned toys in recent weeks.
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.
18 Oct 2011

Testing of foam play mats finds no safety risk to children

Recent testing of foam play mats and toys for the chemical formamide has found no evidence that these products present any risk to children.

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.