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05 Nov 2015
Remove hidden home hazards that can hurt kids...News 10 Oct 2013 During International Product Safety Week, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is urging parents and carers to thoroughly check their homes for hidden product dangers that might lead to accidental deaths or serious injuries
10 Oct 2013
VIC: Dangerous toys crushed in lead-up to Christmas...News 29 Nov 2013 Pre-Xmas toy crush destroys thousands of unsafe toys Consumer Affairs inspectors removed 26,500 toys from sale Projectile toys and toy-like cigarette lighters confiscated Thousands of dangerous toys were crushed today to ensure a sa
29 Nov 2013
QLD: Staying safe this summer...News 5 Nov 2013 Time to get out those swimmers, summer is almost here. With the hot weather already upon us the Queensland Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is reminding you to stay safe this summer. Fair Trading Executive Director Brian Bauer today highlighted important safe
05 Nov 2013
WA: Sky lantern seller fined in WA consumer law first...News 8 Nov 2013 A Perth newsagency owner has been fined $1,000 for selling a sky lantern, in the first conviction of its kind in WA under the Australian Consumer Law. Sky lanterns have been banned from sale across Australia since 2011 due to the f
08 Nov 2013
WA: Royal showbags pass safety checks...News 11 Sep 2013 Inspectors test contents of 307 showbags to ensure child safety One item identified as a safety hazard Items containing small button batteries closely examined Safety inspectors have carried out stringent safety checks on more than 300 showbags f
11 Sep 2013
QLD: Top five tips for EKKA safety...News 7 Aug 2013 The Office of Fair Trading has released its Top 5 tips for EKKA Safety to help families enjoy a safe visit to Brisbane’s annual show. Office of Fair Trading Executive Director Brian Bauer said product safety officers had made the first of three plann
07 Aug 2013
ACCC checking for show bag dangers at Darwin Show...News 23 Jul 2013 The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will be inspecting show bags today ahead of the Royal Darwin Show to ensure products meet mandatory safety requirements. “Show bags are one of the most popular elements of the show bu
23 Jul 2013
VIC: Ban extended on small powerful magnets - News alert...News 19 Oct 2012 The Victorian Minister for Consumer Affairs, Michael O’Brien, has extended for 30 days a ban on small magnets used in certain novelty items marketed to adults. The ban extension is effective from 23 October 2012 and means that
19 Oct 2012
ACT: Ban on small high powered magnets...News 29 Aug 2012 ACT Commissioner for Fair Trading, Brett Phillips, has today announced that certain adult magnetic products that are unsafe for children will be banned from sale in the ACT. Most Australian States and Territories are proposing to impose an inter
29 Aug 2012
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