News

21 Nov 2011

Public warning notice on unsafe online child car restraints

Parents are warned not to purchase a particular type of child car restraint being sold online that appears to breach Australia’s mandatory safety standards.
20 Nov 2011

Consumer Watchdog Blitz on Dodgy Christmas Toys

Dangerous toys will be removed from shelves in the lead-up to Christmas as consumer affairs agencies blitz thousands of stores, markets and online shops, said Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, David Bradbury.
20 Nov 2011

Deadly toys creep back onto market

The Queensland Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is reminding parents and traders about the dangers of ‘yo-yo balls’ following the seizure of more than 20,000 of the banned toys in recent weeks.
28 Oct 2011

Toxic lead levels in children's Halloween face paints

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has found a children’s face paint with excessive levels of lead being sold on the Australian market in the lead up to Halloween.
18 Oct 2011

Testing of foam play mats finds no safety risk to children

Recent testing of foam play mats and toys for the chemical formamide has found no evidence that these products present any risk to children.

7 Oct 2011

Warning notice to public issued in relation to Amber teething necklaces

Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, David Bradbury has issued a warning notice to the public in relation to amber teething necklaces.

26 Sep 2011

Parents reminded to use baby slings correctly

Parents and caregivers in Queensland are reminded to use baby slings in accordance with the product’s instructions following the heartbreaking death of a newborn in South Australia recently.
9 Sep 2011

Permanent bans for baby bling

Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, David Bradbury, announced that baby 'bling' dummies and dummy chains decorated with crystals and other ornaments that do not meet strict safety standards have been permanently banned.
2 Sep 2011

Urgent safety warning: recall of baby dummies

NSW Fair Trading Minister Anthony Roberts is warning the public about a national voluntary recall of two types of Tommee Tippee Comforter baby dummies, sold Australia-wide between 1 August 2010 and 17 August 2011.
18 Aug 2011

Proposed ban notices

Invitation to request the ACCC hold a conference in relation to the proposed permanent ban on certain babies’ dummies and the proposed permanent ban on certain dummy chains