NSW Fair Trading Minister Anthony Roberts has announced New South Wales, together with other state and territory regulators, will today place an interim ban on a range of novelty products that contain small magnets.
Product safety in remote Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory will benefit from a $25,000 consumer education campaign following Australian Competition and Consumer Commission surveillance and enforcement action.
Ahead of this year’s Royal Show, the Product Safety team from Consumer and Business Services has inspected the 1350 toys and novelty items that will be in this year’s showbags, to ensure compliance with mandatory safety standards.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is monitoring a recall of approximately 23,000 Great Wall and Chery motor vehicles with engine and exhaust gaskets containing asbestos. The Chery J1 model and newly imported stock of both brands are unaffected by the recall.
Parents, carers and parents-to-be can use their iPhones or iPads to easily access a range of infant and nursery product safety information from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission following the launch of a free app.
With cold nights continuing in South Australia, Consumer and Business Services is warning people to be careful when they buy winter warming products, with some items recently being removed from sale in South Australian shops.