News

23 Dec 2010

Warning to consumers: Unsafe toys sold in Darwin

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has today issued a warning to Darwin consumers about the sale of unsafe toys in the lead up to Christmas.
16 Dec 2010

Careful packing to prevent injury

As many Victorians start to pack up for the holidays Consumer Affairs Victoria is reminding people to take care with elastic luggage straps which, if detached, can spring back and cause head injuries and even death.
14 Dec 2010

Regulators pull unsafe toys from shelves

Consumers can look forward to a safer Christmas after more than 150,000 unsafe toys and other items were removed from store shelves during a national blitz led by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).
10 Dec 2010

Santa’s workshop on notice in annual toy safety blitz

Queensland Fair Trading safety officers have been out in force in the lead up to the festive season making sure children’s toys are safe so there are no nasty surprises on Christmas morning.
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.
7 Dec 2010

Keeping kids safe - over 44,700 dangerous toys seized

More than 44,700 toys have been seized throughout Victoria as part of a pre-Christmas toy safety blitz Consumer Affairs Director Dr Claire Noone said today.
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.
1 Dec 2010

Trouble free Christmas tree for a fire safe festive season

New South Wales Fair Trading Minister Virginia Judge and New South Wales Emergency Services Minister Steve Whan today warned people to ensure Christmas tree lights, decorations and electrical products meet safety standards.
23 Nov 2010

Play it safe in the water

As more Victorians take to the water in the lead up to Water Safety Week, Consumer Affairs Victoria is reminding people to use floatation devices and water toys safely. This reminder is timely as mandatory product bans and safety standards are harmonised nationally.