As many Victorians start to pack up for the holidays Consumer Affairs Victoria is reminding people to take care with elastic luggage straps which, if detached, can spring back and cause head injuries and even death.
Consumers can look forward to a safer Christmas after more than 150,000 unsafe toys and other items were removed from store shelves during a national blitz led by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).
New South Wales Fair Trading Minister Virginia Judge and New South Wales Emergency Services Minister Steve Whan today warned people to ensure Christmas tree lights, decorations and electrical products meet safety standards.
As more Victorians take to the water in the lead up to Water Safety Week, Consumer Affairs Victoria is reminding people to use floatation devices and water toys safely. This reminder is timely as mandatory product bans and safety standards are harmonised nationally.