Media releases

23 May 2013

QLD: Countdown to new rules for bunk bed safety

The Queensland Office of Fair Trading is warning owners of short-term rental accommodation to check their bunk beds meet new mandatory safety standards or risk a $200 000 fine.
30 Oct 2012

VIC: Warning on TV and furniture tip-over hazards

Consumer Affairs Victoria is reminding Victorians to check their household furniture for stability and safety, after a five-year-old boy died when a television set fell on him at his Western Australian home.
26 Oct 2012

QLD: Warning on furniture tumble risks

The Office of Fair Trading has renewed its warning about the risks of unstable furniture and appliances following the tragic death of a child in Western Australia earlier this week (23 October).
9 Dec 2011

Bunk bed laws protecting Queensland children from today

The risk of unsafe bunk beds harming Queensland children will now be reduced with new laws coming into effect today.
15 Apr 2011

Traders fail mandatory labelling standard for bean bags: Fantastic Furniture penalised $300,000

Fantastic Furniture Pty Ltd, Spotlight Pty Ltd and Smash Enterprises Pty Ltd supplied bean bag covers which failed the mandatory labelling standard.
13 Apr 2011

Industry guide aims to protect Queensland kids from injuries

An Australian Standards handbook for bunk bed safety is now available to the holiday accommodation industry.
11 Mar 2010

Safe sleeping for infants

Fair Trading Minister Peter Lawlor has urged all new parents to be aware of safe sleeping advice when deciding on their baby’s sleeping arrangements.
4 Mar 2010

Bunk bed importer improves quality control after safety standard breach

Linksea Pty Limited will modify its designs and monitor the quality of bunk beds it imports to ensure they comply with the mandatory safety standard as a part of court enforceable undertakings made to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.
21 Dec 2009

Make sure your holiday doesn’t turn to tragedy

Take a little time to ensure your holiday accommodation is safe for you and your children is the message from the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) these Christmas holidays.
25 May 2009

ACCC accepts court enforceable undertaking from bunk bed supplier

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has accepted court enforceable undertakings from Mr Sanjay Goel, trading as Pacific ImpExp Services, after finding that two of his bunk bed models did not comply with the mandatory product safety standard.