News

8 Dec 2014

NSW: Dangerous toys sent to shredder

A crackdown on discount stores, pop-up shops, markets and online websites had seen 95 non-compliant toy products pulled from shelves across Sydney in the lead up to Christmas, NSW Fair Trading Minister, Matthew Mason-Cox said today.
23 Oct 2014

VIC: Dangerous toys destroyed for a safer Christmas

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.
10 Sep 2014

WA: Royal showbags tested for child safety

Product safety officers have thoroughly checked 310 showbags to ensure they meet safety standards ahead of the annual IGA Perth Royal Show, which starts on September 27.
13 Aug 2014

SA: Inspectors ensure show bag toys, games are child-safe

Inspections of more than 1,000 show bag toys and novelty items have yielded just five non-compliant items, a decrease from previous years.
11 Jul 2014

NT: Territory Day promotional bracelet

Intex International Group Pty Ltd has issued a Product Safety Recall for the promotional bracelets contained in the Territory Day merchandise packs, recently distributed through schools by the Northern Territory Government.
1 Jul 2014

ACCC releases new tool to help parents identify choking hazards for children

The ACCC has released a free do-it-yourself ‘Choke Check’ safety tool to help parents detect choking hazards for babies and toddlers.
10 Apr 2014

NSW: Showbag checks show suppliers 100 per cent compliant

New South Wales Fair Trading product safety experts have inspected 346 show bags from eight suppliers to the 2014 Sydney Royal Easter Show, with no toys or novelty items failing tests.
25 Feb 2014

Safety warning notice on fire wallets containing asbestos

In November 2013, the Minister for Small Business, the Honourable Bruce Billson, published a Safety Warning Notice about an asbestos risk associated with a product known as “fire wallets”.

25 Feb 2014

Risk assessment into 'fire wallets' released

An investigation into the asbestos risk of ‘fire wallets’ sold by an eBay trader and at a stall at last year’s Royal Melbourne Show has found handling the items poses a negligible health risk.
19 Dec 2013

VIC: Company banned from selling unsafe goods

A Moorabbin-based gift supplier has been ordered to recall unsafe candles and children’s toys and permanently banned from selling the items unless it puts a compliance program into practice.