News

22 Jun 2016

Online Dealz and its director Janet Lucas to pay $120,000 in penalties for selling unsafe baby cots and strollers

The Federal Court has ordered Online Dealz Pty Ltd (Online Dealz) to pay a penalty of $100,000 for supplying a household cot, portable cot and stroller that did not comply with safety standards, and for making misleading representations in advertisements for the household cot and portable cot, in proceedings brought by the ACCC.
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.
16 Jun 2016

Hoverboards interim ban extended by another 30 days

The Minister for Small Business and Assistant Treasurer, Kelly O'Dwyer today announced the national interim ban on hoverboards that do not meet safety standards is to be extended by another 30 days.
14 Jun 2016

NSW: Fines for Dangerous Toys Not Child's Play

Christmas will come early for importers and wholesalers of children’s toys, with NSW Fair Trading embarking on an early compliance blitz on dangerous products in coming weeks.

14 Jun 2016

2,300km of dangerous Infinity electrical cable remains in homes

Thousands of homes across Australia still have faulty Infinity electrical cabling installed, despite recalls of all Infinity cables announced almost two years ago.
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.
17 May 2016

WA: Campaign to ensure safety of second-hand cots

About 50 West Australian children are taken to hospital with cot-related injuries each year, prompting a new campaign to educate parents about the safety of second-hand cots.
16 May 2016

NSW: Winter is Coming- Heater Carbon Monoxide Can Kill- Safety Warnings

New South Wales Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe said consumers should consider several cold weather safety warnings as temperatures start to drop with the onset of autumn and pay heed to recent heater recalls of dual burner butane stoves.
13 May 2016

QLD: Dissolving dangers - wash with care and keep pods out of reach

Each year, increasing numbers of children eat or inhale the contents of brightly coloured packets of laundry detergent, mistaking them for lollies or teething toys.
11 May 2016

Hoverboards interim ban extended by 30 days

The Minister for Small Business and Assistant Treasurer, the Hon Kelly O'Dwyer today announced the national interim ban on hoverboards that do not meet safety standards is to be extended.