News

29 Aug 2011

Safety tips for fathers and a warning on DIY vehicle repairs

NSW Fair Trading Minister Anthony Roberts is urging NSW consumers to consider Dad’s safety in the lead up to Father’s Day.
29 Aug 2011

Brazilian Blowout ‘formaldehyde-free’ representations likely to mislead

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has accepted a court-enforceable undertaking from Privity Pty Ltd (trading as Haircare Australia) for representing that the hair straightening product ‘Brazilian Blowout’ did not contain formaldehyde. Independent testing found formaldehyde levels to be 50 times greater than the safe limit.
26 Aug 2011

Gas heater safety warning

NSW Fair Trading Minister Anthony Roberts is warning the public about the risks associated with gas heaters, including gas hot water heaters, used in enclosed or confined areas.
25 Aug 2011

Toy supplier found guilty of ignoring product safety law

NSW Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe said a Liverpool trader had been convicted of supplying unsafe children’s toys and ordered to pay $1,579 by Parramatta Local Court.
24 Aug 2011

Is your music doing you damage?

Portable music players like iPods, mp3 & mp4 players can cause short-term hearing loss.

22 Aug 2011

New permanent ban on miniature motorbikes (monkey bikes) with unsafe design features replaces existing ban

The earlier ban on miniature motorbikes with unsafe design features has been replaced with a new permanent ban to ensure miniature motorbikes which were not intended to be captured by the regulation no longer fall within its scope.
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
16 Aug 2011

ACCC mandatory product safety reporting triggers recalls

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has released figures for the first six months of the mandatory reporting product safety requirement under the Australian Consumer Law.