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QLD: Bleach tablets recalled...News 19 Nov 2013 A brand of bleach tablets have been recalled after the Queensland Office of Fair Trading (OFT) identified the product not being supplied in re-sealable child resistant container. Impulse Variety Products Pty Ltd’s 24 pack of bleach tablets were found to b
19 Nov 2013
Unsafe products permanently banned under Australian Consumer Law...News 8 Feb 2011 Cigarette lighters that look like children's toys and 'sky lanterns' are among the first 10 permanent product bans made under the new Australian Consumer Law, said Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, David Bradbury
08 Feb 2011
Toxic toys pulled from Australian shelves...News 16 Dec 2011 The Queensland Government is leading the way in the battle to stamp out toxic phthalates in children’s toys. The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) recently stopped the sale of 2500 toys after they were found to contain up to 29 per cent of the pht
16 Dec 2011
ACCC takes action on unsafe teeth-whiteners...News 9 Dec 2011 The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has acted to stop the supply of do-it-yourself (DIY) teeth-whiteners containing unsafe concentrations of peroxide.  "The ACCC is concerned that high concentrations of peroxides used in these
09 Dec 2011
ACCC accepts undertaking for formaldeyhde misrepresentations in hair products...News 7 Dec 2011 The Australian distributor of Organix Ever Straight Brazilian Keratin Therapy products, Lenan Corporation, has provided the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission with a court enforceable undertaking
07 Dec 2011
Asbestos in crayons...Page Asbestos is a prohibited import in Australia and any trace elements found in crayons would mean the product is not of acceptable quality....About asbestos in crayons...Crayons are sticks of coloured wax used for writing and drawing. They are widely used by children. In 2015, the AC
11 Jul 2017
DEHP in children's plastic items...Ban The ban applies to toys, childcare articles, eating vessels and utensils that meet certain criteria....About the ban...This ban prohibits supply of certain plastic products that: are intended for use by children up to and including 36 months of age contain or have an ac
11 Jul 2017
Chemical testing & surveys...Page The ACCC helps suppliers to comply with product safety laws, and provides supplier guidance on safe concentrations of particular chemicals in consumer goods....The ACCC's role...The ACCC conducts chemical testing and surveys of products when there’s evidence of credible conc
23 Aug 2017
Chemical hazards & injuries...Page Many common products contain chemicals that can be hazardous if used incorrectly. Consumers should understand the risks and practice safe use of products that contain chemicals to avoid serious injuries....Poisoning...Exposures to household chemical products Exposures to ho
06 Aug 2021
Azo dyes...Page Azo dyes are synthetic dyes used in a variety of consumer goods including foods, cosmetics, carpets, clothes, leather and textiles....Risks and injuries...A small proportion of azo dyes contain, or can break down to form, aromatic amines. Some aromatic amines, such as benzidine, 3,3’-dimethyl
12 Apr 2018
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