News

19 Dec 2014

Safe Santa's checklist for this Christmas

Santa's checking another list twice: his gift safety checklist. Are YOU giving safe gifts? Follow the steps in the Safe Santa checklist to find out.

10 Dec 2014

QLD: Fewer toys on the naughty list this Christmas

Mums and dads playing Santa this Christmas can be reassured that Queensland retailers are selling the safest batch of festive toys for five years.
8 Dec 2014

NSW: Dangerous toys sent to shredder

A crackdown on discount stores, pop-up shops, markets and online websites had seen 95 non-compliant toy products pulled from shelves across Sydney in the lead up to Christmas, NSW Fair Trading Minister, Matthew Mason-Cox said today.
18 Nov 2014

Choke Check – the DIY safety tool for choking and ingestion hazards

Do you have or care for children under 3 years old? Get the ACCC's free do-it-yourself Choke Check tool to help you identify toys and other objects that can pose choking or ingestion hazards.

30 Oct 2014

Toys R Us pays penalty for supplying unsafe household cots

Toys “R” Us Australia Pty Ltd (Toys R Us) has paid a penalty of $10,200 after the issue of an infringement notice by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission in relation to the supply of ‘Nantucket 4-in-1’ household cots that did not comply with the mandatory safety standard.
23 Oct 2014

VIC: Dangerous toys destroyed for a safer Christmas

Minister for Consumer Affairs Heidi Victoria today helped destroy hundreds of dangerous toys, putting safety first for families during National Children’s Week as the Christmas shopping period approaches.
19 Sep 2014

Commencement of new mandatory standard for child restraints for use in motor vehicles

The Minister for Small Business has made a new mandatory safety standard for child restraints in motor vehicles which commences on 19 September 2014.
10 Sep 2014

WA: Royal showbags tested for child safety

Product safety officers have thoroughly checked 310 showbags to ensure they meet safety standards ahead of the annual IGA Perth Royal Show, which starts on September 27.
3 Sep 2014

Cots & cords don't mix: Keep cots away from blind, curtain and electrical cords

Loose or looped cords near cots can accidentally strangle and kill small children. Babies have died from being strangled in blind, curtain and electrical cords they accessed in their cots.

25 Aug 2014

NSW: Toy safety education program targets toys in discount stores

New South Wales Fair Trading Minister, Matthew Mason-Cox, today launched a multicultural education program to assist traders understand their rights and obligations under Australian Consumer Law when selling toys in discount stores.