Media releases

3 Nov 2014

NSW: Safety first: portable swimming pools

New South Wales Fair Trading Minister Matthew Mason-Cox is today reminding families to be vigilant about children’s safety in and around portable pools, as we head into summer.
5 Sep 2014

ACCC urges DIY dads to beware of dangers

This Father’s Day, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is reminding dads that safety comes first when completing DIY projects around the home.
16 May 2014

ACCC warns of unsafe Remington rifles

The ACCC is alerting consumers that Remington USA has recalled certain rifles that may have an unsafe trigger mechanism.
8 May 2014

Soccer goalpost safety warning as season kicks off

The ACCC is reminding parents, teachers and coaches about the deadly dangers of moveable soccer goalposts as children’s soccer season kicks off around the country.
27 Mar 2014

Be retail ready for new portable pool safety requirements

The ACCC is reminding pool suppliers that the new mandatory safety standard for portable swimming pools commences on 30 March 2014.
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.
8 Jan 2014

SA: Product recall on diving vest

Acting South Australian Minister for Business Services and Consumers Jack Snelling today announced a compulsory national recall of a faulty diving vest - the Saekodive Buoyancy Compensator, otherwise known as Saekodive BC.
22 Nov 2013

ACCC warns of portable pool dangers

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is warning about the potential hazards of portable pools after recent statistics showed a high risk of drowning for children under the age of five.
5 Nov 2013

QLD: Staying safe this summer

Time to get out those swimmers, summer is almost here. With the hot weather already upon us the Queensland Office of Fair Trading is reminding you to stay safe this summer.
11 Oct 2013

NSW: Recall of rock climbing equipment

New South Wales Commissioner for Fair Trading Rod Stowe is urging all recreational rock climbers to check their equipment, following a voluntary recall of curved nuts used for passive protection while climbing.