Media releases

22 Dec 2014

Check your homes for unsafe power boards and double adaptors

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is urging consumers to inspect all power boards and double adaptors in their homes after receiving 13 recall notifications within the last five months. There have been 216,273 potentially affected units distributed nationwide, with the majority supplied within the last five years.
24 Oct 2014

NSW bans the sale of non-compliant (outdoor) gas heaters

New South Wales Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe announced a ban on the sale of certain models of area (outdoor) gas heaters due to non-compliance with the Australian Standard.
5 Aug 2014

NSW: Officeworks product recall for USBs

New South Wales Fair Trading Minister Matthew Mason-Cox today is urging consumers to check their USB chargers following a national voluntary product recall of USB chargers previously sold by Officeworks.
19 Jun 2014

WA: Further update to warning on dangerous solar isolating switches

EnergySafety has issued an update on the public warnings about dangerous switches used in some solar systems, issued on May 21 and May 23.
23 May 2014

WA: Update to warning on dangerous solar isolating switches

EnergySafety has issued an update on the public warning about dangerous switches used in some solar systems, issued on May 21.
21 May 2014

WA: Warning issued on dangerous solar isolating switches

EnergySafety has issued a public warning about dangerous switches used in some solar systems installed since January 1, 2012.
20 May 2014

NSW: Recall of Solar Isolators

Acting New South Wales Fair Trading Commissioner Robert Vellar has announced a recall of Avanco brand DC Solar Isolators imported by the Queensland company Advancetech Pty Ltd.
19 May 2014

NSW: Warning on Avanco DC Solar Isolators

Acting New South Wales Fair Trading Commissioner Rob Vellar today advised NSW consumers and traders of the recall of Avanco brand DC Solar Isolators, initiated by the Electrical Safety Office in Queensland.
28 Mar 2014

NSW: Online electrical traders put on notice

New South Wales Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe has put online traders of electrical appliances on notice, reminding them of their obligations to supply goods that meet Australian safety standards.
18 Mar 2014

ACT: Electrical safety recall of Samsung top loader washing machines

ACT Commissioner for Fair Trading Brett Phillips is urging the community to check the model details of their Samsung washing machines after a recall of machines with certain models names and dates was issued by Samsung Electronics Australia last year due to a potential fire hazard.