Media releases

8 Oct 2015

NSW: Pre-Christmas Toy Safety Checks Underway

NSW Fair Trading has commenced its annual pre-Christmas toy safety checks targeting suburbs and towns across the state.
7 Oct 2015

QLD: Don’t fall for it: ladder safety tips

As spring has well and truly arrived and as homeowners start looking towards those DIY projects, the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is urging Queenslanders to be mindful of ladder safety.
25 Sep 2015

SA: Safety warning over sweet-smelling scented erasers

Business Services and Consumers Minister Gail Gago today issued a safety warning related to a gumball machine that dispenses colourful balls used by children as erasers.

22 Sep 2015

WA: Quad bike deaths prompt warning of dangers

Three quad bike deaths in Western Australia so far this year have prompted a joint warning from Consumer Protection and WorkSafe about the dangers of these off-road vehicles.
18 Sep 2015

QLD: Safety all the way

Safety bells are jingling as the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) launches its annual toysafety blitz to ensure toys sold for Christmas meet Australian safety standards.
14 Sep 2015

WA: Warning after asbestos found in crayons

Consumer Protection and WorkSafe have issued a warning after traces of asbestos were found in some imported crayons.

11 Sep 2015

QLD: Don’t get sprung: power tools warning

With the arrival of spring, the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is urging Queenslanders to play it safe with power tools and be aware of possible risks when using them outdoors.

8 Sep 2015

QLD: Sleep safe: Cot safety warning

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is reminding Queensland parents and caregivers to be vigilant when setting up household cots for their children following the death of a toddler in the United Kingdom.
1 Sep 2015

QLD: Following online safety

The Queensland Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is ramping up its scrutiny of online traders and marketplaces as part of an ongoing operation to ensure compliance with mandatory product safety standards.
31 Aug 2015

WA: Urgent advice for owners of recalled Samsung washing machines

WA owners of recalled models of Samsung top loader washing machines are being advised by Consumer Protection to urgently seek a refund from their retailer or supplier.