Media releases

17 May 2016

WA: Campaign to ensure safety of second-hand cots

About 50 West Australian children are taken to hospital with cot-related injuries each year, prompting a new campaign to educate parents about the safety of second-hand cots.
16 May 2016

NSW: Winter is Coming- Heater Carbon Monoxide Can Kill- Safety Warnings

New South Wales Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe said consumers should consider several cold weather safety warnings as temperatures start to drop with the onset of autumn and pay heed to recent heater recalls of dual burner butane stoves.
13 May 2016

QLD: Dissolving dangers - wash with care and keep pods out of reach

Each year, increasing numbers of children eat or inhale the contents of brightly coloured packets of laundry detergent, mistaking them for lollies or teething toys.
11 May 2016

Hoverboards interim ban extended by 30 days

The Minister for Small Business and Assistant Treasurer, the Hon Kelly O'Dwyer today announced the national interim ban on hoverboards that do not meet safety standards is to be extended.

11 May 2016

Update Technology pays $10,200 high lift jack penalty

Online retailer Update Technology Pty Ltd (Update Technology) has paid a $10,200 penalty after the issue of an infringement notice by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.
23 Apr 2016

Hoverboards interim ban to remain

The Minister for Small Business and Assistant Treasurer, the Hon Kelly O’Dwyer, has decided to maintain the national interim ban on the supply of hoverboards that do not meet safety standards.
18 Apr 2016

High lift jacks suppliers pay penalties following ACCC infringement notices

Online retailers Autoplus Pty Ltd (Autoplus), Smartchannel Pty Ltd trading as Outbax Camping (Outbax) and Sun Yee International Pty Ltd (Sun Yee) have each paid a penalty of $10,200 after being issued with an infringement notice by the ACCC.
7 Apr 2016

VIC: Company fined for supply of unsafe goods

A former Altona North company has been penalised $60,000 for supplying a range of banned goods, including miniature motorbikes (also known as monkey bikes), and goods that did not comply with Australian safety standards.
31 Mar 2016

Have your say on the Australian Consumer Law

Consumer Affairs Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) today released an Issues Paper calling for submissions on the Australian Consumer Law Review.
30 Mar 2016

VIC: Defects and refunds among top consumer questions

Victorians have contacted Consumer Affairs Victoria more than 175,000 times in six months.