News

19 Oct 2017

Minister tells fitness buffs to keep hiking and biking

SAFETY standards for exercise bikes and treadmills have been maintained to ensure the safety of users, Minister for Small Business Michael McCormack says.

5 Jun 2017

Winter safety

As cooler weather sets in around the country, the ACCC has product safety tips to help Australians be more aware of how they can avoid burns, injury and death while trying to stay warm.

8 May 2017

E-cigarette companies to pay penalties

The Federal Court found that each of Joystick, Social-Lites and Elusion contravened the ACL by making representations that their products did not contain harmful carcinogens and toxins, when this was not the case.

10 Mar 2017

Keeping kids’ soccer goals safe

Moveable soccer goals, which are subject to a safety standard due to the risk of toppling over, have been reviewed by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

24 Nov 2016

ACCC acts on fire hazard cigarettes

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has accepted court enforceable undertakings from both Philip Morris Ltd (Philip Morris) and Zen Sensation Pty Ltd (Zen) not to supply cigarettes t

20 Jun 2016

ACCC takes action against e-cigarette suppliers for alleged misleading “no toxic chemicals” claims

The ACCC has commenced separate proceedings in the Federal Court against two e-cigarette online retailers alleging that they made false or misleading representations and engaged in misleading conduct by making statements on their websites that their e-cigarette products did not contain toxic chemicals.
8 Jun 2016

NSW: New Standards to Heat Your Wheat

New South Wales Fair Trading and Standards Australia have today launched new standards to protect consumers from dodgy design, poor manufacturing and confusing or misleading instructions.
18 Dec 2015

ACCC urges safe riding after quad bike deaths rise this year

To prevent quad bike accidents this summer, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is warning the community to be fully prepared, wear protective gear and ride safe.
30 Nov 2015

NSW: Stay Safe This Summer

New South Wales Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe is urging families to be vigilant in the coming months about the dangers presented by pools, barbecues, gas cookers and inadequately maintained balconies and decks.
18 Nov 2015

SA: Warning on trampoline safety as injury numbers rise

South Australians are being reminded of the importance of trampoline safety in the lead up to summer.