News

31 Jul 2012

ACCC releases app to help keep babies safe

Parents, carers and parents-to-be can use their iPhones or iPads to easily access a range of infant and nursery product safety information from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission following the launch of a free app.
27 Jul 2012

Winter Safety Warnings

With cold nights continuing in South Australia, Consumer and Business Services is warning people to be careful when they buy winter warming products, with some items recently being removed from sale in South Australian shops.
24 Jul 2012

Review of mandatory standard for baby walkers - second round consultation

The ACCC has amended the draft revised mandatory standard for baby walkers since the first round of consultation.
24 Jul 2012

ACCC winter safety tips prompted by product recalls

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission issued its top five winter product safety tips following recalls of popular products in the cold winter months.
23 Jul 2012

ACCC safety inspection for showbags at Royal Darwin Show

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will again be inspecting showbags ahead of the Royal Darwin Show to ensure products included in the bags meet mandatory safety requirements.
19 Jul 2012

Variety stores fined for unsafe products

NSW Fair Trading reported that two variety stores, Hot Price Pty Ltd trading as Kia Variety at Blacktown and Changyu Enterprise Pty Ltd trading as PTK Variety at St Marys, have been ordered to pay $8,550 and $1,142 respectively in fines and costs by Parramatta Local Court for supplying unsafe products.
13 Jul 2012

Thousands of dangerous toys taken off the shelves

In Victoria over 3,300 dangerous toys will be destroyed after successful court action by Consumer Affairs Victoria against a Moorabbin-based importer and wholesaler.
11 Jul 2012

Tobacco health warnings - supplier guide now available

The supplier guide is now available for the new information standard on tobacco health warnings which takes full effect on 1 December 2012.
3 Jul 2012

Nothing novel about deadly magnets

The Queensland Office of Fair Trading has renewed its warnings about the dangers of small, rare earth magnets to children following the publication of a safety notice by the federal government today.
2 Jul 2012

Parents and Carers Warned Small Magnets Have Power to Kill

South Australia Consumer and Business Services reported that Parents and carers of young children and teenagers should beware the dangers of small powerful magnets, which can be fatal if swallowed.