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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: 7th October 2015
    As spring has well and truly arrived and as homeowners start looking towards those DIY projects, the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is urging Queenslanders to be mindful of ladder safety.
  • Date: 22nd September 2015
    Three quad bike deaths in Western Australia so far this year have prompted a joint warning from Consumer Protection and WorkSafe about the dangers of these off-road vehicles.
  • Date: 18th September 2015
    Safety bells are jingling as the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) launches its annual toysafety blitz to ensure toys sold for Christmas meet Australian safety standards.
  • Date: 14th September 2015
    Consumer Protection and WorkSafe have issued a warning after traces of asbestos were found in some imported crayons.
  • Date: 11th September 2015
    With the arrival of spring, the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is urging Queenslanders to play it safe with power tools and be aware of possible risks when using them outdoors.
  • Date: 8th September 2015
    The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is reminding Queensland parents and caregivers to be vigilant when setting up household cots for their children following the death of a toddler in the United Kingdom.
  • Date: 1st September 2015
    The Queensland Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is ramping up its scrutiny of online traders and marketplaces as part of an ongoing operation to ensure compliance with mandatory product safety standards.
  • Date: 31st August 2015
    WA owners of recalled models of Samsung top loader washing machines are being advised by Consumer Protection to urgently seek a refund from their retailer or supplier.
  • Date: 28th August 2015
    The Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia has, in part, allowed an appeal by the ACCC against a decision of Justice Rangiah in the Federal Court, which had dismissed certain allegations against Dateline Imports Pty Ltd (Dateline Imports).
  • Date: 28th August 2015
    The ACCC has recently become aware of reports that some consumers with recalled Samsung washing machines have been offered a repair for their recalled machine, but not a replacement or refund.
  • Date: 25th August 2015
    An inspection of 218 show bags prior to this year’s Royal Adelaide Show has identified only two items with potential safety issues.
  • Date: 14th August 2015
    A house fire in Parmelia has prompted a joint warning from fire and product safety authorities in WA following the recall of certain models of Samsung top loader washing machines which could pose a serious fire hazard.
  • Date: 13th August 2015
    The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) today released a new safety awareness film to educate Queenslanders about the dangers of ethanol burners.
  • Date: 7th August 2015
    New South Wales Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe today issued a mandatory recall to 25 NSW traders that supplied Infinity brand cables and are not covered by the existing national recall.
  • Date: 6th August 2015
    Time is running out for thousands of Australian homes and businesses to find out if they have faulty electrical cabling before it poses a serious danger, the ACCC has warned.
  • Date: 23rd July 2015
    Minister responsible for Fair Trading Victor Dominello today announced a Government recall had been issued to Samsung regarding six top loader washing machine models.
  • 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.

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