News

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

NSW puts safety first when it comes to portable pools

New South Wales Fair Trading Minister Stuart Ayres is reminding all suppliers, retailers and purchasers of portable swimming pools that new mandatory safety standards come into effect on 30 March 2014.
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.
27 Mar 2014

Be retail ready for new portable pool safety requirements

The ACCC is reminding pool suppliers that the new mandatory safety standard for portable swimming pools commences on 30 March 2014.
24 Mar 2014

ACCC testing prompts clothing recalls

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s regular market surveillance activities have prompted recalls of four pairs of jeans and one pillowslip for having unacceptable concentrations of certain ‘azo’ dyes containing unacceptable concentration of aromatic amines.
20 Mar 2014

ACCC releases product safety guide for online businesses

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has released a new publication that outlines best practice tips for online sellers and marketplaces.
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.
8 Mar 2014

TAS: Swimming Pool Safety Standards

Portable and inflatable swimming pools will need to come with mandatory safety warnings under new national safety standards to be introduced later this month.
3 Mar 2014

VIC: Consumer Affairs Victoria pumps up safety warning for inflatable and portable pools

Inflatable pools will need to come with mandatory safety warnings under new national safety standards introduced this month.