Media releases

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.

24 Mar 2016

ACCC releases poisons report

The ACCC is reminding parents to remove poisonous products from children’s reach, with data revealing almost 2,500 children are admitted to hospital every year following poisonings.
18 Mar 2016

Interim ban imposed on unsafe hoverboards

Minister for Small Business and Assistant Treasurer, the Hon Kelly O'Dwyer has today imposed an interim ban to prevent the supply of hoverboards that do not meet safety standards for batteries and related circuits.
2 Mar 2016

Tradespeople and homeowners warned of immediate risks from Infinity electrical cables

Approximately 2,300km of dangerous Infinity electrical cable is still installed in thousands of homes across Australia.
21 Feb 2016

QLD: Safety warning – get rid of the lunchbox gas cookers

Potentially lethal “lunchbox” gas cookers are at the centre of a new safety warning after explosions put four Queenslanders in hospital last week.
19 Feb 2016

WA: Washing machine recall apathy putting lives at risk

Consumer Protection is concerned that apathy over the recall of Samsung top loader washing machines is putting the lives of Western Australians at risk.
5 Feb 2016

Woolworths misled consumers over product safety hazards – Ordered to pay over $3 million in penalties

The Federal Court has today ordered Woolworths Limited (Woolworths) to pay total penalties of $3.057 million for breaches of the Australian Consumer Law relating to safety issues with house brand products sold in Woolworths supermarkets, Big W and Masters stores.
13 Jan 2016

NSW: Recalls Risk a Real Hazard

Acting NSW Fair Trading Commissioner John Tansey is warning NSW consumers and businesses about recalled products that pose a threat to public safety and encouraging people to check the ACCC recalls website at www.recalls.gov.au for information or to subscribe for email alerts.
6 Jan 2016

WA: Concern over hoverboard safety and fire risks

Consumer Protection has expressed concern about the safety of hoverboards and the fire risks associated with some models.