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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: 26th February 2015
    Every week, an average of five children present to an emergency department with an injury related to button batteries in Australia.
  • Date: 12th February 2015
    A Seville Grove woman who was selling used baby products online has been given on-the-spot fines of $2,640 after several baby car seats and walkers offered for sale failed to meet safety regulations.
  • Date: 10th February 2015
    The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is reminding Queenslanders about the dangers of loose hanging and looped blind and curtain cords following the introduction of a new safety standard.
  • Date: 24th December 2014
    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will have limited operations during the Christmas and New Year period.
  • Date: 22nd December 2014
    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is urging consumers to inspect all power boards and double adaptors in their homes after receiving 13 recall notifications within the last five months. There have been 216,273 potentially affected units distributed nationwide, with the majority supplied within the last five years.
  • Date: 15th December 2014
    Consumer Protection Western Australia is reminding parents and carers of young children about the potential risk of infants drowning in shallow portable pools this summer.
  • Date: 12th December 2014
    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is alerting consumers that Mountain View Farm Organic Bath Milk has been recalled today. The bath milk contains raw, or unpasteurised, milk and is sold in one and two litre varieties.
  • Date: 11th December 2014
    Portable swimming pools pose a serious drowning risk to children. To combat this risk, Royal Life Saving, ACCC and consumer affairs agencies around Australia have collaborated on a portable pool safety campaign called “Make It Safe” in the lead up to Christmas and the summer period.
  • Date: 10th December 2014
    Mums and dads playing Santa this Christmas can be reassured that Queensland retailers are selling the safest batch of festive toys for five years.
  • Date: 8th December 2014
    A crackdown on discount stores, pop-up shops, markets and online websites had seen 95 non-compliant toy products pulled from shelves across Sydney in the lead up to Christmas, NSW Fair Trading Minister, Matthew Mason-Cox said today.
  • Date: 5th December 2014
    In the lead up to summer holidays, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is warning about the dangers of children riding quad bikes meant for adults.
  • Date: 4th December 2014
    With summer officially underway, South Australian pool owners are being encouraged to take action to make their pools safe for enjoyment.
  • Date: 2nd December 2014
    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is urging consumers to watch out for flammable candle holders and decorations this Christmas.

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