News

8 May 2008

In the world of marketing, it seems green is the new black

Deputy Chair of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Ms Louise Sylvan, today warned* businesses to be particularly careful about their environmental claims.
1 May 2008

ACCC targets sunglass retailers for non-compliance with mandatory standard in retail blitz

A retail blitz on two major shopping complexes has targeted sunglasses that fail to comply with the prescribed mandatory product safety standard.*
10 Apr 2008

ACCC accepts vehicle jacks undertaking

Caravan manufacturer, Jayco Corporation Pty Ltd, has given the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission a court-enforceable undertaking over the supply of certain vehicle jacks with its caravans.
19 Mar 2008

ATI Enterprise baby cot fails mandatory safety standard

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has accepted a court enforceable undertaking from ATI Enterprise Pty Ltd and its directors after it imported and sold baby cots on its eBay website, Oz-Mall, that failed to comply with the mandatory product safety standard for cots for household use.
19 Mar 2008

Non-compliant bunks and toys removed from market

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has accepted court enforceable undertakings from Australian Discount Retail (Trading) Pty Ltd regarding the supply of two models of bunk beds and a military toy set called the Special Mission Combat Force Military Play Set.
13 Mar 2008

Toy seller gives undertakings over lead paint in toys

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has accepted court enforceable undertakings from a retailer of children's toys, Captain Choppers Pty Ltd, which trades as Red Dot Stores, after the ACCC found paint on some toy cars contained too much lead.
28 Feb 2008

Auto Super Cars supplier makes undertakings over lead in toys' paint

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has accepted court enforceable undertakings from Rite Price Wholesalers Pty Ltd, an importer and supplier of children's toys, after the ACCC found paint on some Rite Price toy cars contained too much lead.
22 Feb 2008

Marie Claire magazine brown sunglasses recall

Brown fashion sunglasses supplied as a free gift with the February edition of Marie Claire magazine are being voluntarily recalled by Pacific Magazines Pty Ltd, Marie Claire's publisher.
13 Feb 2008

Bunk bed recall

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has obtained final orders by consent in the Federal Court at Melbourne against Hercules Iron Pty Ltd and its general manager, Mr Tom Hatz regarding the company's contravention of the Trade Practices Act 1974 for supplying two models of bunk beds which did not comply with the prescribed consumer product safety standard for bunk beds.*
8 Feb 2008

Bean bag supplier gives undertaking to ACCC

SlumberTrek Pty Ltd, the supplier of the Elmo shaped bean bag cover, has provided a court enforceable undertaking to the ACCC following concerns raised that the Elmo bean bag did not contain the required warning label.