News

22 Nov 2012

ACCC urges consumers to check shopping list twice for unsafe gifts

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission today released the “Safe Santa Checklist” – a product safety checklist to help keep the community safe from product-related injuries, illness or death this Christmas.
20 Nov 2012

Over 60,000 child car seats recalled due to safety concerns

ACCC announces recall of over 60,00 child car restraints after testing found that the anchor kits or brackets could fail in the event of a collision, increasing the risk of injury to the child.
15 Nov 2012

VIC: Update: Permanent ban on small, high powered magnets - News alert

A permanent, Australia-wide ban on small, high-powered magnets has come into effect today (15 November 2012).
14 Nov 2012

VIC: Permanent ban on small, high powered magnets - News alert

The Federal Government has announced a permanent ban on small, high-powered magnets used in certain novelty items marketed to adults.
12 Nov 2012

Small, high powered magnets banned

Assistant Treasurer David Bradbury announces permanent ban on small, high powered magnets.
9 Nov 2012

VIC: Dekech Pty Ltd and Kim Huee Lee - Enforceable undertaking

Victoria, Springvale-based company Dekech Pty Ltd and its director, Kim Huee Lee have admitted breaching the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) by supplying, offering and possessing hydraulic trolley jacks which failed to comply with safety standards.
4 Nov 2012

NSW: Online shopping warning for consumers and retailers

New South Wales' Fair Trading Minister Anthony Roberts today said a new online shopping survey by Fair Trading revealed consumers are being put at risk by small and medium businesses failing to provide a secure webpage for payments and consumer information.