News

7 Aug 2013

QLD: Top five tips for EKKA safety

The Queensland Office of Fair Trading has released its Top 5 tips for EKKA Safety to help families enjoy a safe visit to Brisbane’s annual show.
23 Jul 2013

ACCC checking for show bag dangers at Darwin Show

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will be inspecting show bags today ahead of the Royal Darwin Show to ensure products meet mandatory safety requirements.
2 Jul 2013

Taking care with lithium batteries around kids

With Christmas toys now running out of steam and probably needing a battery change, there are a few things to consider when using and changing lithium batteries.

18 Apr 2013

Vic: King Sky Group Pty Ltd and Ji Dong Miao - Enforceable undertaking

A Moorabbin importer and its company secretary have admitted supplying toys that contravene mandatory safety standards.
8 Apr 2013

QLD: Brisbane importer fined $75 000 for unsafe toys and cosmetics

A Brisbane imports company and its director have been fined a total of $75 000 in the Beenleigh Magistrates Court (2 April 2013) for stocking unsafe toys and cosmetics.
31 Mar 2013

VIC: Dangerous products spark national recalls

Two dangerous products have been voluntarily recalled after more than 10,000 items were seized from shelves by Consumer Affairs Victoria inspectors. From the Minister for Consumer Affairs
20 Mar 2013

NSW: Fair Trading Checks Safeguard Show Patrons

New South Wales Fair Trading has given a clean bill of health to this year’s Royal Easter showbags, after completing checks on 322 showbags supplied by seven exhibitors.
11 Jan 2013

ACCC tortures toys – what do you do?

The ACCC tortures toys to keep kids safe. What can you do? Find out here!

17 Dec 2012

Thousands of unsafe toys stripped from Christmas shelves

More than 11,000 unsafe toys have been stripped from Christmas shelves after a consumer watchdog blitz, said Assistant Treasurer David Bradbury.
13 Dec 2012

NSW: Blitz on Dangerous Toys and Electrical Products

Minister for Fair Trading Anthony Roberts today revealed 146 varieties of toys and 17 electrical products, seized and removed from sale by Fair Trading in its Christmas safety blitz.