News

6 Dec 2012

QLD: Operation Safe Christmas adds 52 toys to naughty list

With less than three weeks until Christmas, Queensland Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie has warned parents to be on the lookout for unsafe toys when shopping for presents this year.
19 Sep 2012

WA: Royal Showbags given seal of approval

280 showbags pass WA Consumer Protection product safety tests & no poisonous elements detected in toys sent for lab testing
20 Aug 2012

Showbag safety up for inspection

Ahead of this year’s Royal Show, the Product Safety team from Consumer and Business Services has inspected the 1350 toys and novelty items that will be in this year’s showbags, to ensure compliance with mandatory safety standards.
19 Jul 2012

Variety stores fined for unsafe products

NSW Fair Trading reported that two variety stores, Hot Price Pty Ltd trading as Kia Variety at Blacktown and Changyu Enterprise Pty Ltd trading as PTK Variety at St Marys, have been ordered to pay $8,550 and $1,142 respectively in fines and costs by Parramatta Local Court for supplying unsafe products.
13 Jul 2012

Thousands of dangerous toys taken off the shelves

In Victoria over 3,300 dangerous toys will be destroyed after successful court action by Consumer Affairs Victoria against a Moorabbin-based importer and wholesaler.
3 Jul 2012

Nothing novel about deadly magnets

The Queensland Office of Fair Trading has renewed its warnings about the dangers of small, rare earth magnets to children following the publication of a safety notice by the federal government today.
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.