Safe Summer 2016
Enjoy a Safe Summer by making sure the products you use are safe for you and your family.
Australian summers are full of activities that use common consumer products. Whether you plan on some do-it-yourself maintenance around the home, cooling off in the kiddie pool, having a barbeque with friends, or hitting the trails and going camping, we've got the safety tips to help everyone avoid injuries.
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Safe summer essentials
To help you enjoy summer activities safely check our safety information or watch our videos on:
- button batteries
- blinds and curtain cords
- choke check tool
- do-it-yourself activities
- ethanol fireplaces and burners
- keeping baby safe
- ladder safety
- laundry detergent capsules
- portable swimming pools
- toppling furniture
- quad bikes.
Retailers and suppliers can download and print out the posters and brochures for display in stores.
Kids have died after swallowing button batteries. Keep them out of sight and reach.
Choke Check tool
Kids under 3 may choke on small parts. Check age-grading, warnings & choking hazards. Download our free do-it-yourself Choke check tool
Safety tips on using vehicle jacks, trolley jacks, luggage straps during DIY activities around home
Ethanol fireplaces and burners
Decorative ethanol fireplace and burners can cause very serious burn injuries.
Keeping baby safe
The guide for expectant parents, parents and carers of children under 5 to ensure your baby remains safe in your home.
Mainly men get seriously injured or killed after falling from a ladder.
Laundry detergent capsules
These can cause severe burns and injuries if swallowed or mishandled. Keep them out of reach of children.
Children can drown in portable swimming pools. Always supervise kids from within arm’s reach and empty the pool after each use.
Many people, including children, have died or have been seriously injured from quad bikes (four-wheeled motorbikes).
Unstable furniture can trap or crush a child. Secure furniture to walls and floors and discourage small children from climbing on it.
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If you find a consumer item that you think might be unsafe, report an unsafe product so we can investigate further.