News

20 Apr 2011

Blacktown retailer fined for ignoring product safety

New South Wales Fair Trading Minister Anthony Roberts today said a Blacktown retailer has been ordered to pay $2,339 by Parramatta Local Court for displaying and selling toys that pose a serious safety risk to children.
20 Apr 2011

Mascot retailer fined for ignoring product safety

New South Wales Fair Trading Minister Anthony Roberts today said a Mascot retailer had been ordered to pay $1,079 by Newtown Local Court for displaying and selling a toy that posed a serious safety risk to children.
14 Apr 2011

Retailer fined for safety breaches

A Hurstville retailer with stores in Hurstville and Wellington and formerly at Bankstown has been fined more than $20,000 by a magistrate for nine breaches of product safety regulations.
14 Apr 2011

Showbag and sideshow alley safety

NSW Fair Trading Minister Anthony Roberts said safety checks for the Royal Easter Show had cleared showbags, with all toys and novelty items complying with product safety laws.
25 Jan 2011

A toy story not to be repeated

Consumer Affairs Victoria is reminding Victorians that pool toys and other floatation devices are not a substitute for proper safety devices in the water.
23 Dec 2010

Warning to consumers: Unsafe toys sold in Darwin

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has today issued a warning to Darwin consumers about the sale of unsafe toys in the lead up to Christmas.
14 Dec 2010

Regulators pull unsafe toys from shelves

Consumers can look forward to a safer Christmas after more than 150,000 unsafe toys and other items were removed from store shelves during a national blitz led by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).
10 Dec 2010

Santa’s workshop on notice in annual toy safety blitz

Queensland Fair Trading safety officers have been out in force in the lead up to the festive season making sure children’s toys are safe so there are no nasty surprises on Christmas morning.
8 Dec 2010

Products removed from sale in Christmas safety blitz

Yoyo balls, flotation toys and novelty cigarette lighters have been removed from sale in WA, during Consumer Protection’s annual Christmas product safety blitz.
8 Dec 2010

Dangerous toys found by NSW Fair Trading

NSW Fair Trading Minister Virginia Judge today said investigators had found 142 dangerous toys in shops and markets across the State and ordered 102 retailers to remove stock from shelves.