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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: 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.
  • Date: 29th April 2015
    New South Wales Fair Trading is warning consumers with Samsung brand top loader washing machines to be aware of possible fire danger following a recent house fire in Ryde.

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