Media releases

24 Dec 2016

Tas: Ban on portable decorative ethanol burners

An interim ban on portable decorative ethanol burners has been enacted in Tasmania.

23 Dec 2016

NT: Decorative Alchohol Fuelled Burners Banned in the NT

Decorative alcohol fuelled burners designed for table-top use are the subject of an immediate 60-day interim product safety ban throughout the Northern Territory.

22 Dec 2016

ACT: Ban on Portable Ethanol Burners

The ACT have imposed an interim ban on the sale of ethanol burners on 22 December 2016.

21 Dec 2016

Decorative burners on notice ahead of national ban

The Minister for Small Business Michael McCormack has issued a national proposed ban notice for certain types of decorative alcohol fueled burners, also known as ethanol burners.

21 Dec 2016

VIC: Product safety ban on portable ethanol burners

Portable decorative ethanol burners have been banned from sale in Victoria, with recent serious injuries reported throughout Australia raising concerns about their safety.

21 Dec 2016

QLD: Ethanol Burners

An interim ban interim ban on the sale of unsafe ethanol burners was imposed on 21 December 2016.

21 Dec 2016

SA: Product safety ban on portable ethanol burners

Portable decorative ethanol burners are now banned from sale in South Australia with recent serious injuries reported throughout Australia increasing concerns about their safety.

20 Dec 2016

WA: Burns prompt ban on portable ethanol burners

Portable decorative ethanol burners will be banned from sale in Western Australia with recent serious injuries reported throughout Australia increasing concerns about their safety.

23 Jun 2016

ACCC warns of dangers of loose blind and curtain cords

Tragically, between one and two children die in Australian homes every year as a result of non-compliant corded blinds and curtains. Similar deaths occur regularly across the world and the ACCC is joining international regulators to warn of the hidden dangers associated with corded blinds and curtains.