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Safe summer 2018...News 10 Dec 2018 We want you to have a safe, happy and healthy summer. Many summer products can be unsafe if they are left unattended or aren’t used properly. To have a safe summer, follow our safety tips and keep up-to-date on the latest product recalls . ...Christmas gifts and toys...In
10 Dec 2018
Keeping kids’ soccer goals safe...News 10 Mar 2017 Moveable soccer goals, which are subject to a safety standard due to the risk of toppling over, have been reviewed by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). Small Business Minister Michael McCormack, who is responsible for consumer
10 Mar 2017
E-cigarette companies to pay penalties...News 8 May 2017 The Federal Court has ordered three online e-cigarette retailers The Joystick Company Pty Ltd (Joystick), Social-Lites Pty Ltd (Social-Lites) and Elusion Australia Limited (in liquidation) (Elusion) to pay penalties for breaching the Australian C
08 May 2017
Winter safety...News 5 Jun 2017 Stay safe with our winter product safety tips that can help Australians avoid burns, injury and death, while staying warm in the cooler months....Top tips for winter product safety:...Never use boiling water to fill your hot water bottle and replace it as soon as it starts to
05 Jun 2017
Stocking fillers could be killers...News 18 Dec 2017 As millions of Australians rush to finish their Christmas shopping and fill the stockings of loved ones they should be cautious about the gifts they buy and receive for children, Minister for Small Business Michael McCormack says. "Christmas is one o
18 Dec 2017
Minister tells fitness buffs to keep hiking and biking...News 19 Oct 2017 SAFETY standards for exercise bikes and treadmills have been maintained to ensure the safety of users, Minister for Small Business Michael McCormack says. "As Minister responsible for Consumer Affairs, one of my highest prioritie
19 Oct 2017
ACCC looks to reduce injuries caused by cosmetics...News 22 Oct 2014 The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission today outlined activities aimed at ensuring safe products and accurate marketing claims in the cosmetic industry. In a speech to the Accord conference in Sydney, ACCC Deputy Chair Del
22 Oct 2014
SA: Showbag inspections making this year’s show safe for children...News 25 Aug 2015 An inspection of 218 show bags prior to this year’s Royal Adelaide Show has identified only two items with potential safety issues. Product safety officers from Consumer and Business Services recently examined 1095 sho
25 Aug 2015
WA: Warning after asbestos found in crayons...News 14 Sep 2015 Consumer Protection and WorkSafe have issued a warning after traces of asbestos were found in some imported crayons. Testing carried out by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and WorkSafe Victoria found asbestos at tr
14 Sep 2015
ACCC acts on fire hazard cigarettes...News 24 Nov 2016 The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has accepted court enforceable undertakings from both Philip Morris Ltd (Philip Morris) and Zen Sensation Pty Ltd (Zen) not to supply cigarettes that do not meet the mandatory Reduced Fire Risk saf
24 Nov 2016