News

13 Aug 2014

SA: Inspectors ensure show bag toys, games are child-safe

Inspections of more than 1,000 show bag toys and novelty items have yielded just five non-compliant items, a decrease from previous years.
1 Jul 2014

ACCC releases new tool to help parents identify choking hazards for children

The ACCC has released a free do-it-yourself ‘Choke Check’ safety tool to help parents detect choking hazards for babies and toddlers.
10 Apr 2014

NSW: Showbag checks show suppliers 100 per cent compliant

New South Wales Fair Trading product safety experts have inspected 346 show bags from eight suppliers to the 2014 Sydney Royal Easter Show, with no toys or novelty items failing tests.
19 Dec 2013

VIC: Company banned from selling unsafe goods

A Moorabbin-based gift supplier has been ordered to recall unsafe candles and children’s toys and permanently banned from selling the items unless it puts a compliance program into practice.
18 Dec 2013

SA: Dodgy toys crackdown

A pre-Christmas audit undertaken by South Australia’s consumer watchdog has resulted in a national recall of thousands of dodgy children’s toys – ensuring there will be no nasty surprises under the tree this year.
5 Dec 2013

QLD: Toys to avoid this Christmas

Queensland Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie today revealed the unsafe toys that made the naughty Christmas list this year at the Goodstart Early Learning Centre in Brisbane.
29 Nov 2013

VIC: Dangerous toys crushed in lead-up to Christmas

Thousands of dangerous toys were crushed today to ensure a safer Christmas for children across Victoria.
28 Nov 2013

NSW: Fair Trading pre-Christmas blitz on dangerous toys

New South Wales Minister for Fair Trading Anthony Roberts today revealed the dangerous toys and products uncovered during Fair Trading’s pre-Christmas compliance checks.
10 Oct 2013

Remove hidden home hazards that can hurt kids

During International Product Safety Week, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is urging parents and carers to thoroughly check their homes for hidden product dangers that might lead to accidental deaths or serious injuries and illnesses.
16 Sep 2013

QLD: Christmas toys under safety spotlight

With Christmas fast approaching, the Queensland Office of Fair Trading has begun its annual safety check-up on children’s toys.