Media releases

1 Jun 2014

NSW: Parent alert: beware of button batteries

New South Wales Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe is reminding parents of the dangers coin-sized lithium button batteries pose to young children.
10 Apr 2014

NSW: Showbag checks show suppliers 100 per cent compliant

New South Wales Fair Trading product safety experts have inspected 346 show bags from eight suppliers to the 2014 Sydney Royal Easter Show, with no toys or novelty items failing tests.
28 Mar 2014

Government improves safety standard to protect kids

The Federal Government has moved to protect children from possible strangulation from corded blinds by strengthening standards for commercial installers.
28 Feb 2014

Keep button batteries out of kids' reach

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is reminding parents and carers about the risks of button batteries. Kidsafe Queensland is today launching its inaugural “Summer’s Day” to remember the children who die each year from unintentional, preventable injuries.
26 Feb 2014

QLD: Hidden household hazards for children

The Queensland Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is urging parents to be aware of hidden dangers in common household items that can cause unintentional injury or death.
13 Feb 2014

SA: Don't be blind: cords can cause child fatalities

Parents are warned to be on the lookout for household items that have the potential to be a safety hazard, and can even cause fatalities amongst small children.
11 Feb 2014

QLD: Blind and curtain cord safety reminder

The Queensland Office of Fair Trading is reminding Queenslanders about the dangers of blind and curtain cords after the tragic deaths of two New South Wales toddlers in the last fortnight.
19 Dec 2013

VIC: Company banned from selling unsafe goods

A Moorabbin-based gift supplier has been ordered to recall unsafe candles and children’s toys and permanently banned from selling the items unless it puts a compliance program into practice.
18 Dec 2013

SA: Dodgy toys crackdown

A pre-Christmas audit undertaken by South Australia’s consumer watchdog has resulted in a national recall of thousands of dodgy children’s toys – ensuring there will be no nasty surprises under the tree this year.
5 Dec 2013

QLD: Toys to avoid this Christmas

Queensland Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie today revealed the unsafe toys that made the naughty Christmas list this year at the Goodstart Early Learning Centre in Brisbane.