News

20 Dec 2013

Survey on baby sling carriers - seeking views of parents & expectant parents

Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is undertaking a consumer survey on parents’ perceptions about using baby sling carriers.
19 Dec 2013

VIC: Company banned from selling unsafe goods

A Moorabbin-based gift supplier has been ordered to recall unsafe candles and children’s toys and permanently banned from selling the items unless it puts a compliance program into practice.
18 Dec 2013

SA: Dodgy toys crackdown

A pre-Christmas audit undertaken by South Australia’s consumer watchdog has resulted in a national recall of thousands of dodgy children’s toys – ensuring there will be no nasty surprises under the tree this year.
5 Dec 2013

QLD: Toys to avoid this Christmas

Queensland Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie today revealed the unsafe toys that made the naughty Christmas list this year at the Goodstart Early Learning Centre in Brisbane.
2 Dec 2013

Choke Check tool hits postcard stands across Australia

The ACCC's free Choke Check tool is now available across the country via postcard stands at cafes and other public venues. The tool can help prevent choking hazards to small children.
29 Nov 2013

VIC: Dangerous toys crushed in lead-up to Christmas

Thousands of dangerous toys were crushed today to ensure a safer Christmas for children across Victoria.
28 Nov 2013

NSW: Fair Trading pre-Christmas blitz on dangerous toys

New South Wales Minister for Fair Trading Anthony Roberts today revealed the dangerous toys and products uncovered during Fair Trading’s pre-Christmas compliance checks.
21 Nov 2013

Consultation for the review of the mandatory standard for child car restraints

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is reviewing the mandatory safety standard for child restraints for use in motor vehicles. Stakeholders are invited to make written submissions on the consultation paper by close of business Thursday 16 January 2014.
13 Nov 2013

QLD: Beware of button batteries

The Queensland Office of Fair Trading is reminding parents and carers about the dangers of button batteries after a nine-month-old boy was hospitalised on Monday for swallowing one of the batteries.
24 Oct 2013

NSW: New laws will help prevent child falls from windows

New South Wales Minister for Fair Trading Anthony Roberts today announced that new window safety laws to help prevent children falling from residential strata buildings have now passed through Parliament.