News

1 Jun 2012

Winter comforts need attention to safety

Queensland Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Jarrod Bleijie is urging Queenslanders to check electric blankets, heaters and hot water bottles ahead of the coming winter months.
29 May 2012

Queensland Fair Trading releases steps for safe viewing of astronomical events

This year two rare astronomical events will take place in Australia, the Transit of Venus and a total solar eclipse.

28 May 2012

Trolley jack supplier pays for breaching safety standard

TWM Imports Pty Ltd has paid three infringement notices totalling $19,800 and provided a court enforceable undertaking for supplying hydraulic trolley jacks which failed the mandatory safety standard.
21 May 2012

Top Variety and director fined for unsafe toy

New South Wales Fair Trading reported that Top Variety Pty Ltd and its director Ms Hua He, aka Nancy He, have been ordered to pay $5,437 fines and costs by Parramatta Local Court for supplying a toy seal that could choke a child.
17 May 2012

Campsie retailer fined for breaching Australian Consumer Law

NSW Fair Trading reported that C Mart Campsie Pty Ltd has been ordered to pay fines and costs of $5,021 by Parramatta Local Court for supplying a child’s teether and rattle set that could choke a child.
17 May 2012

Eastwood retailers fined for dangerous toys

NSW Fair Trading reported that Eastwood retailers Pius Freddy Hiu and Kate Hiu, trading as P K Pacific Ocean, pleaded guilty on 4 May in Parramatta Local Court to two counts each of breaching the Australian Consumer Law (NSW) for supplying toys that could choke children.
17 May 2012

Reject shop fined for unsafe toy sold in Port Macquarie

New South Wales Fair Trading reported that TRS Trading Group Pty Ltd, trading as The Reject Shop Discount Variety Store, has been ordered by Parramatta Local Court to pay fines and costs of $2,121 for supplying a child’s xylophone toy that could choke a child.
3 Apr 2012

Button batteries: A little known risk

Button batteries found in remote controls and other household electronic devices are a severe and little known risk for young children, a joint campaign by Energizer, Kidsafe, and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has warned.
5 Mar 2012

Trade Quip penalised for breach of product safety standard

Trade Quip Pty Ltd has been penalised $100,000 by the Federal Court for supplying hydraulic trolley jacks that did not comply with the prescribed consumer product safety standard.
23 Feb 2012

Safety investigation launched into imported Off Road Vehicles

Western Australia's Consumer Protection has begun an investigation into the safety and quality of imported Off Road Vehicles after receiving several complaints from WA consumers in recent weeks.