News

8 Dec 2010

Products removed from sale in Christmas safety blitz

Yoyo balls, flotation toys and novelty cigarette lighters have been removed from sale in WA, during Consumer Protection’s annual Christmas product safety blitz.
8 Dec 2010

Dangerous toys found by NSW Fair Trading

NSW Fair Trading Minister Virginia Judge today said investigators had found 142 dangerous toys in shops and markets across the State and ordered 102 retailers to remove stock from shelves.
3 Dec 2010

Unsafe toys recalled from sale in pre-Christmas audit

A pre-Christmas safety audit conducted by South Australian consumer authorities has resulted in four toy products being taken off shelves across the nation.
26 Oct 2010

Dangerous toys destroyed today

More than 11,000 dangerous toys will be destroyed after being seized from wholesale and retail outlets around Victoria, Consumer Affairs Minister Tony Robinson announced today.
1 Apr 2010

Easter eggs and toys tested

Consumers can feel confident that they’re not getting short changed on the quantity or quality of novelty toys or chocolates purchased this Easter.
31 Mar 2010

ACCC institutes proceedings against Cut Price Imports

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has instituted proceedings in the Federal Court, Perth, against Alvaton Holdings Pty Ltd trading as Cut Price Imports.
26 Feb 2010

Show bags given the all clear

Today, Consumer Affairs Victoria product safety officers from Berwick and Melbourne inspected 150 show bags ahead of The Berwick & District Show this weekend.
7 Jan 2010

CAV minister crushes unsafe toys

More than 30,000 unsafe toys were seized in Victoria last year, some of which will today be destroyed to ensure they don’t make it into Victorian homes, Consumer Affairs Minister Tony Robinson said today.
22 Dec 2009

Teething toy recalled

David Jones Limited, Target Australia Pty Ltd and Little Smiles Pty Ltd have conducted voluntary recalls of Infantino Clack & Teethe toys, after the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission identified potential choking hazards in the toys it tested.
17 Dec 2009

Testing clears Go Go Guinea Pigs: ACCC

Testing has cleared Go Go Guinea Pigs, a popular children's toy, in time for Christmas.