News

20 Nov 2020

Buying toys online: keep it safe

This World Children’s Day, we urge parents and loved ones buying toys online to check that they’re safe and to report any product safety issues, as part of an international campaign on the safety of toys sold online.
16 Nov 2020

Stay safe this summer

Many summer products can be unsafe if they are left unattended or aren’t used properly. Follow our top tips for a safe and healthy summer.
26 Jun 2020

New safety standard for aquatic toys

An updated mandatory safety standard for aquatic toys will help to better protect children using inflatable aquatic toys in and around water.
12 Jun 2020

New safety standard for projectile toys

An updated mandatory safety standard for projectile toys has been issued today, designed to protect children from serious eye injuries or choking from toys like bow and arrow sets and toy guns.
14 May 2020

Banned small high powered magnets recalled following ACCC surveillance

The ACCC is concerned about reports of injuries, especially among children, relating to small high powered magnets. The ACCC recently conducted a surveillance program to inspect the presence of banned small, high powered magnets which may be present in toys, games or novelty goods such as puzzle cubes, jewellery or construction modelling kits.
6 Sep 2018

Vic: Safety inspectors give showbags the thumbs up

Product safety experts have examined 341 showbags set for the Royal Melbourne Show and removed dangerous items to ensure there are no nasty surprises for show-goers.

18 Dec 2017

Stocking fillers could be killers

As millions of Australians rush to finish their Christmas shopping and fill the stockings of loved ones they should be cautious about the gifts they buy and receive for children.

29 Jun 2016

WA: Smiggle recalls yo-yos to protect children

Stationery and toy retailer Smiggle has removed a button battery-powered yo-yo from stores in WA, and across Australia, to protect children from injury or death.

14 Jun 2016

NSW: Fines for Dangerous Toys Not Child's Play

Christmas will come early for importers and wholesalers of children’s toys, with NSW Fair Trading embarking on an early compliance blitz on dangerous products in coming weeks.

30 Mar 2016

VIC: Defects and refunds among top consumer questions

Victorians have contacted Consumer Affairs Victoria more than 175,000 times in six months.