News

15 Nov 2012

VIC: Update: Permanent ban on small, high powered magnets - News alert

A permanent, Australia-wide ban on small, high-powered magnets has come into effect today (15 November 2012).
14 Nov 2012

VIC: Permanent ban on small, high powered magnets - News alert

The Federal Government has announced a permanent ban on small, high-powered magnets used in certain novelty items marketed to adults.
12 Nov 2012

Small, high powered magnets banned

Assistant Treasurer David Bradbury announces permanent ban on small, high powered magnets.
9 Nov 2012

VIC: Dekech Pty Ltd and Kim Huee Lee - Enforceable undertaking

Victoria, Springvale-based company Dekech Pty Ltd and its director, Kim Huee Lee have admitted breaching the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) by supplying, offering and possessing hydraulic trolley jacks which failed to comply with safety standards.
4 Nov 2012

NSW: Online shopping warning for consumers and retailers

New South Wales' Fair Trading Minister Anthony Roberts today said a new online shopping survey by Fair Trading revealed consumers are being put at risk by small and medium businesses failing to provide a secure webpage for payments and consumer information.
30 Oct 2012

VIC: Warning on TV and furniture tip-over hazards

Consumer Affairs Victoria is reminding Victorians to check their household furniture for stability and safety, after a five-year-old boy died when a television set fell on him at his Western Australian home.
26 Oct 2012

Introducing the Recalls mobile website

Check out the mobile-friendly version of the Product Safety Recalls Australia website!
26 Oct 2012

QLD: Warning on furniture tumble risks

The Office of Fair Trading has renewed its warning about the risks of unstable furniture and appliances following the tragic death of a child in Western Australia earlier this week (23 October).
23 Oct 2012

SA: Temporary Tattoos and Makeup on the Watch list for Halloween

Temporary tattoos, makeup and glow-in-the-dark nail polish have been removed from sale in a recent pre-Halloween product safety crackdown by the South Australia, Consumer and Business Services.
19 Oct 2012

NSW: Keep children safe around inflatable pools

New South Wales, Fair Trading Minister Anthony Roberts today issued a safety warning to parents and carers about the importance of supervising young children at all times around inflatable pools.