Over two years since the recall of 144,000 Samsung washing machine was announced, 45 047 recalled Samsung washing machines have not been located in homes across Australia, posing a serious fire risk to the community.
New South Wales Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe and CHOICE are warning consumers of the potential dangers of mermaid tails, a water play product that binds a child’s legs and acts as a flipper so the child can swim like a mermaid.
Flashing decorations, jewellery, musical stockings and greeting cards are among the items that made it on to the naughty list during Consumer Protection’s annual pre-Christmas product safety inspections.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is warning suppliers and installers of degrading Infinity cables, including DIY homeowners, to take action before months of hot weather could cause the cables to become brittle and put lives at risk. Property owners are also being urged to take action to avoid serious risks.
Hot on the heels of the publication of this year’s dangerous goods Christmas toys list, NSW Fair Trading has announced the successful prosecution of two retail outlets for selling non-compliant children’s toys resulting in costs and fines of more than $17,000.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is urging consumers to choose safe products when shopping this Christmas. New and unfamiliar products are often introduced to the market at this time of year. Consumers may get caught in the Christmas rush and not take the time that they should to read instructions or warning labels.