News

19 May 2014

NSW: Warning on Avanco DC Solar Isolators

Acting New South Wales Fair Trading Commissioner Rob Vellar today advised NSW consumers and traders of the recall of Avanco brand DC Solar Isolators, initiated by the Electrical Safety Office in Queensland.
16 May 2014

Textiles recalled after ACCC tests reveal high levels of hazardous azo dyes

The ACCC identified a number of items as containing unacceptable concentrations of azo dyes. The ACCC has negotiated 11 recalls of 35 product lines with the affected suppliers.

4 May 2014

NSW: Make Mother’s day memorable for all the right reasons

New South Wales Fair Trading Minister Stuart Ayres is urging families to be on the lookout for unapproved electrical goods when shopping for Mother’s Day gifts.
15 Apr 2014

NSW: Public safety warning – electric hot water bottles

New South Wales Fair Trading Minister Stuart Ayres today announced a statewide prohibition by Fair Trading on the sale of electric hot water bottles, also known as electric heat packs, due to the risk of death or injury from electric shock.
10 Apr 2014

NSW: Showbag checks show suppliers 100 per cent compliant

New South Wales Fair Trading product safety experts have inspected 346 show bags from eight suppliers to the 2014 Sydney Royal Easter Show, with no toys or novelty items failing tests.
28 Mar 2014

NSW: Online electrical traders put on notice

New South Wales Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe has put online traders of electrical appliances on notice, reminding them of their obligations to supply goods that meet Australian safety standards.
28 Mar 2014

Government improves safety standard to protect kids

The Federal Government has moved to protect children from possible strangulation from corded blinds by strengthening standards for commercial installers.
18 Mar 2014

ACT: Electrical safety recall of Samsung top loader washing machines

ACT Commissioner for Fair Trading Brett Phillips is urging the community to check the model details of their Samsung washing machines after a recall of machines with certain models names and dates was issued by Samsung Electronics Australia last year due to a potential fire hazard.
17 Mar 2014

NSW: Urgent public safety warning

New South Wales Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe today issued an urgent warning about Samsung washing machines that pose a serious risk to consumers.
26 Feb 2014

QLD: Hidden household hazards for children

The Queensland Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is urging parents to be aware of hidden dangers in common household items that can cause unintentional injury or death.