Media releases

17 May 2016

WA: Campaign to ensure safety of second-hand cots

About 50 West Australian children are taken to hospital with cot-related injuries each year, prompting a new campaign to educate parents about the safety of second-hand cots.
16 May 2016

NSW: Winter is Coming- Heater Carbon Monoxide Can Kill- Safety Warnings

New South Wales Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe said consumers should consider several cold weather safety warnings as temperatures start to drop with the onset of autumn and pay heed to recent heater recalls of dual burner butane stoves.
13 May 2016

QLD: Dissolving dangers - wash with care and keep pods out of reach

Each year, increasing numbers of children eat or inhale the contents of brightly coloured packets of laundry detergent, mistaking them for lollies or teething toys.
11 May 2016

Hoverboards interim ban extended by 30 days

The Minister for Small Business and Assistant Treasurer, the Hon Kelly O'Dwyer today announced the national interim ban on hoverboards that do not meet safety standards is to be extended.

11 May 2016

Update Technology pays $10,200 high lift jack penalty

Online retailer Update Technology Pty Ltd (Update Technology) has paid a $10,200 penalty after the issue of an infringement notice by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.