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Browse product safety media releases published by the ACCC and state and territory consumer regulatory agencies.  You can browse media releases by:

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Media releases from the last 3 months

  • Date: 22nd July 2015
    In an address to Master Builders Australia today, ACCC Deputy Chair Dr Michael Schaper said that the ACCC and its state and territory fair trading counterparts are engaging with building regulators to encourage safety-based procurement practices in the building product sector.
  • Date: 22nd July 2015
    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has inspected more than 90 showbags ahead of the Royal Darwin Show to ensure products included in the bags meet mandatory safety requirements.
  • Date: 17th July 2015
    The ACCC is publishing a voluntary recall of the 15,000 ‘Inside Out’ illuminated cups that were sold as part of a promotion. The products were sold at Event Cinemas in NSW, QLD, SA, WA, ACT and NT between 17 June 2015 and 12 July 2015.
  • Date: 9th June 2015
    The operator of the Spend a Penny stores has been prosecuted and ordered to pay a total of $4,540 for supplying baby toys that failed mandatory safety standards following an inspection by the state’s consumer watchdog.
  • Date: 2nd June 2015
    The Andrews Victorian Labor Government is putting Victorian traders on notice to keep banned or unsafe toys off their shelves, or risk hefty fines of up to $1.1 million.
  • Date: 2nd June 2015
    As another winter starts, the Office of Fair Trading is reminding Queenslanders to stay safe while using heaters, hot water bottles, electric blankets and children’s nightwear.
  • Date: 11th May 2015
    The Office of Fair Trading is warning Queenslanders about the danger of buying second-hand products that may be unsafe or do not come with safety instructions or labels.
  • Date: 4th May 2015
    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is concerned that many unsuspecting home and business owners have degrading Infinity electrical cables installed in their premises, despite a nationwide recall of the dangerous product last year.

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