News

21 Dec 2012

ACCC announces recalls of unsafe ladders

The ACCC has negotiated recalls with two suppliers of multipurpose ladders in Australia after testing found the ladders failed to perform as they claimed.

20 Dec 2012

ACCC urges holiday travellers to act on product safety

Recalls of tens of thousands of cars, child car restraints and portable DVD players have been announced in the lead up to the Christmas holiday period, prompting concern for the safety of travellers on the road.
18 Dec 2012

Children’s nightwear safety alert

Check out these tips on helping to reduce fire risks from your children's nightwear.

18 Dec 2012

Cotton On Kids penalised $1 Million over unsafe children's nightwear

The Federal Court has imposed penalties by consent totalling $1 million against Cotton On Kids Pty Ltd in relation to its supply of unsafe children’s nightdresses and pyjamas.
17 Dec 2012

Thousands of unsafe toys stripped from Christmas shelves

More than 11,000 unsafe toys have been stripped from Christmas shelves after a consumer watchdog blitz, said Assistant Treasurer David Bradbury.
13 Dec 2012

NSW: Blitz on Dangerous Toys and Electrical Products

Minister for Fair Trading Anthony Roberts today revealed 146 varieties of toys and 17 electrical products, seized and removed from sale by Fair Trading in its Christmas safety blitz.
6 Dec 2012

VIC: Thousands of dangerous toys that won’t be under the Christmas tree

A pre-Christmas blitz on retail shops and wholesalers across Victoria has ensured more than 11,000 dangerous toys will not reach children this Christmas, Consumer Affairs Minister Michael O’Brien announced today.
6 Dec 2012

QLD: Operation Safe Christmas adds 52 toys to naughty list

With less than three weeks until Christmas, Queensland Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie has warned parents to be on the lookout for unsafe toys when shopping for presents this year.
22 Nov 2012

ACCC urges consumers to check shopping list twice for unsafe gifts

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission today released the “Safe Santa Checklist” – a product safety checklist to help keep the community safe from product-related injuries, illness or death this Christmas.
20 Nov 2012

Over 60,000 child car seats recalled due to safety concerns

ACCC announces recall of over 60,00 child car restraints after testing found that the anchor kits or brackets could fail in the event of a collision, increasing the risk of injury to the child.