News

31 Oct 2014

ACCC updates Senate Estimates on national Infinity Cable recall

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Chairman Rod Sims has updated Senators on a key area of work for the commission, whilst appearing before the Senate Economics committee estimates hearing.
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.
30 Oct 2014

Annual report highlights effective enforcement by ACCC

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s annual report for 2013–14 shows the ACCC was involved in 53 proceedings relating to consumer protection enforcement, increased competition enforcement and sent strong deterrence messages by securing over $12 million in penalties and other remedies during the year.
28 Oct 2014

ACT: Ethanol burner safety warning

Consumers need to be aware of the risks associated with ethanol burners following a concerning trend of serious burns incidents across Australia, Attorney­-General, Simon Corbell, said today.

24 Oct 2014

Safety guidance on concentrations of particular chemicals in certain consumer goods - now available

The ACCC has released safety guidance on concentrations of particular chemicals in certain consumer goods.
24 Oct 2014

NSW bans the sale of non-compliant (outdoor) gas heaters

New South Wales Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe announced a ban on the sale of certain models of area (outdoor) gas heaters due to non-compliance with the Australian 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.
22 Oct 2014

ACCC looks to reduce injuries caused by cosmetics

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission today outlined activities aimed at ensuring safe products and accurate marketing claims in the cosmetic industry.
8 Oct 2014

DIY safety: beware of dangers to yourself and to others

When completing do-it-yourself projects around the home, remember that safety comes first for yourself and for others.

24 Sep 2014

ICPHSO international conference on consumer product safety

The ACCC and the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO) are co-hosting an international conference on consumer product safety in Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Austra