News

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.
20 Aug 2010

Public warning on latex Sanbrook happy baby dummies

ACCC Deputy Chair Peter Kell announces public warning notice on some latex Sanbrook 'Happy baby dummies'.
16 Jun 2010

Keep everyone safe and warm this winter

A fiery safety demonstration in which children’s pyjamas went up in flames after resting on a heater served as a warning about potential hazards this winter.
4 Apr 2010

Product safety warning on baby slings

The Office of Fair Trading is warning Queensland parents and caregivers to be cautious when using baby slings on infants younger than four months old.
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.
30 Mar 2010

Hospital, research benefits after nightwear code breach

Big W will make a contribution of $200,000 to the Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick and $200,000 to a major research program into the mandatory safety standard after breaches of the children's nightwear code.
26 Mar 2010

ACCC advice on infant slings for young babies

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission advises parents and caregivers to be cautious when using infant slings for babies younger than four months of age.

11 Mar 2010

Safe sleeping for infants

Fair Trading Minister Peter Lawlor has urged all new parents to be aware of safe sleeping advice when deciding on their baby’s sleeping arrangements.
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.