News

19 Jul 2012

Variety stores fined for unsafe products

NSW Fair Trading reported that two variety stores, Hot Price Pty Ltd trading as Kia Variety at Blacktown and Changyu Enterprise Pty Ltd trading as PTK Variety at St Marys, have been ordered to pay $8,550 and $1,142 respectively in fines and costs by Parramatta Local Court for supplying unsafe products.
13 Jul 2012

Thousands of dangerous toys taken off the shelves

In Victoria over 3,300 dangerous toys will be destroyed after successful court action by Consumer Affairs Victoria against a Moorabbin-based importer and wholesaler.
11 Jul 2012

Tobacco health warnings - supplier guide now available

The supplier guide is now available for the new information standard on tobacco health warnings which takes full effect on 1 December 2012.
3 Jul 2012

Nothing novel about deadly magnets

The Queensland Office of Fair Trading has renewed its warnings about the dangers of small, rare earth magnets to children following the publication of a safety notice by the federal government today.
2 Jul 2012

Parents and Carers Warned Small Magnets Have Power to Kill

South Australia Consumer and Business Services reported that Parents and carers of young children and teenagers should beware the dangers of small powerful magnets, which can be fatal if swallowed.
2 Jul 2012

Parents Warned on Dangers of High-Powered Magnets

Parents are being warned about the dangers to children of small, high-powered magnets intended for adults as desk novelties, said Assistant Treasurer David Bradbury.
29 Jun 2012

FFA & ACCC kick off game plan for young soccer player safety

Football Federation Australia has partnered with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to help keep kids and teenagers safe around soccer goals.
26 Jun 2012

ACCC takes court action against Dateline Imports Pty Ltd

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has instituted proceedings in the Federal Court against Dateline Imports Pty Ltd for alleged misrepresentations about the ingredients and safety of a hair straightening solution, Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy.
20 Jun 2012

Kings Langley bargain store fined for unsafe toys

New South Wales Fair Trading reported that Calmex Pty Ltd trading as KM Best Bargain at Kings Langley has been ordered to pay $1,842 in fines and costs by Parramatta Local Court for supplying two children’s toys that contained small parts capable of choking a child.
20 Jun 2012

Re-offending Eastwood trader guilty of selling unsafe toys

New South Wales Fair Trading reported that Topstar International Pty Ltd trading as Dollar Store 123 Eastwood has been ordered to pay $2,021 in fines and costs by Parramatta Local Court for supplying a children’s toy that contained small parts capable of choking a child.