The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Chairman Rod Sims has updated Senators on a key area of work for the commission, whilst appearing before the Senate Economics committee estimates hearing.
Toys “R” Us Australia Pty Ltd (Toys R Us) has paid a penalty of $10,200 after the issue of an infringement notice by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission in relation to the supply of ‘Nantucket 4-in-1’ household cots that did not comply with the mandatory safety standard.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s annual report for 2013–14 shows the ACCC was involved in 53 proceedings relating to consumer protection enforcement, increased competition enforcement and sent strong deterrence messages by securing over $12 million in penalties and other remedies during the year.
Minister for Consumer Affairs Heidi Victoria today helped destroy hundreds of dangerous toys, putting safety first for families during National Children’s Week as the Christmas shopping period approaches.
Dates: 24th October 2014 through 26th October 2014
Visit the ACCC Product Safety centre at the Pregnancy, Babies & Children's Expo in Melbourne for an interactive experience in finding out about potential product hazards to your child and how you can help avoid them.