Media releases

15 Mar 2010

Tragic deaths highlight blind cord danger

Parents need to remain vigilant about the dangers of blind cords, according to Minister for Fair Trading Peter Lawlor.
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.
26 Feb 2010

Show bags given the all clear

Today, Consumer Affairs Victoria product safety officers from Berwick and Melbourne inspected 150 show bags ahead of The Berwick & District Show this weekend.
17 Feb 2010

Swim great urges Victorians to make cords safe

Today Minister for Consumer Affairs Tony Robinson and Nicole Livingstone, continued to warn Victorians about the childhood strangulation risk associated with blind and curtain cords.
17 Feb 2010

New safety campaign to save children's lives

New South Wales parents are being urged to check their blind and curtain cords as part of a new safety campaign to prevent children being injured and killed.
17 Feb 2010

Swim great urges Victorians to make cords safe

Today Minister for Consumer Affairs Tony Robinson and Nicole Livingstone, continued to warn Victorians about the childhood strangulation risk associated with blind and curtain cords.
5 Feb 2010

WA bans toy-like novelty cigarette lighters

Toy-like novelty cigarette lighters are being banned in Western Australia from today (5 February 2010), amid fears children could literally end up playing with fire.
28 Jan 2010

Prevent children being injured

Minister for Consumer Affairs Tony Robinson today launched a statewide safety campaign to educate consumers and traders about the childhood strangulation risk associated with blind and curtain cords.
28 Jan 2010

National recall of swivel plug extension leads

Arlec Australia has initiated a national recall of swivel plug extension leads because they pose a potential fire or electrical hazard.