ACCC Product Safety Announcements, July 2011

ACCC concerned baby bling still on sale
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is concerned that baby bling is still available for purchase online despite a national ban introduced by the Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, David Bradbury, on Friday, 15th July. For more information, go to the ACCC website.

National product safety ban for ‘Bling’ dummies
Baby dummies and chains with decorations called “Bling” have been banned nationally because they could pose a serious safety risk. For more information, go to the ACCC website.

ACCC safety inspection for showbags at the Royal Darwin Show
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will be inspecting showbags ahead of the Royal Darwin Show to ensure products included in the bags meet mandatory safety requirements. For more information, go to the ACCC website.

Hair straightening products recalled by suppliers
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is urging hair salons to check whether the straightening and treatment products they use are safe following a spate of supplier recalls. For more information, go to the ACCC website.

Alleged supply of mislabelled elastic luggage straps
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has instituted legal proceedings in the Federal Court, Melbourne against Sontax Australia (1988) Pty Ltd. For more information, go to the ACCC website.

 

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