News

23 Dec 2011

ACCC Christmas / New Year arrangements

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will have limited operations during the Christmas and New Year period.
22 Dec 2011

Mandatory information standard for tobacco (graphic health warnings) commences 1 January 2012

The mandatory information standard for the display of graphic health warnings on tobacco products commences on Sunday 1 January 2012 and takes full effect on 1 December 2012. The standard covers all retail tobacco products sold in Australia, that are made for human consumption, be it smoking, sucking, chewing or snuffing.
22 Dec 2011

No lead detected in toys at the border

A joint Australian Customs and Border Protection Service and Australian Competition and

20 Dec 2011

Christmas toy crackdown protecting Queensland children

Last minute Christmas shoppers should be on the look-out for unsafe toys this festive season, with the Office of Fair Trading seizing 91 toys in their annual pre-Christmas safety blitz.

19 Dec 2011

Additional teeth whiteners containing unsafe levels of peroxide recalled

An additional five teeth whitening kits have been recalled due to unsafe levels of either hydrogen peroxide and/or carbamide peroxide.

The products are:

16 Dec 2011

Toxic toys pulled from Australian shelves

The Queensland Government is leading the way in the battle to stamp out toxic phthalates in children’s toys.

15 Dec 2011

ACCC launches Product Safety page on Facebook

The ACCC today launched its first Facebook page ‘ACCC Product Safety’.
9 Dec 2011

Bunk bed laws protecting Queensland children from today

The risk of unsafe bunk beds harming Queensland children will now be reduced with new laws coming into effect today.
9 Dec 2011

ACCC takes action on unsafe teeth-whiteners

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has acted to stop the supply of do-it-yourself (DIY) teeth-whiteners containing unsafe concentrations of peroxide.