Safety alerts

27 Jul 2017

ALDI tapware test result update

ALDI commissioned urgent testing by a NATA accredited facility and advised the ACCC on 26 July that the taps have been tested and passed the requirements set out in AS/NZS 4020:2005

10 Jul 2017

Decorative alcohol fuelled devices

Decorative alcohol fuelled devices are designed for domestic use and produce a flame using alcohol as fuel. The devices are primarily used for decoration although larger models also may provide heating.

5 Jun 2017

Winter safety

As cooler weather sets in around the country, the ACCC has product safety tips to help Australians be more aware of how they can avoid burns, injury and death while trying to stay warm.

19 May 2017

Tolix replica chair recalls

Consumers are being warned to check if they have the recalled Tolix replica chairs and stools, following continued reports of injuries due to an entrapment point and sharp edges at the base of the legs of the chairs.

3 Apr 2017

Toppling furniture and televisions: Anchor them and save a child’s life

Tragically, up to two children die every year from furniture or TVs toppling over.

24 Dec 2015

Safe Summer 2015

Stay safe this summer by knowing how to check for unsafe products and get tips on how to use common summertime products safely.

7 Aug 2015

Toppling furniture: Anchor it and protect a child

Small children have died or suffered serious injuries from unstable furniture that has tipped over. You can help prevent death or serious injury to small children from toppling furniture.

21 Jul 2015

Carbon monoxide safety

Carbon monoxide is a toxic, colourless and odourless gas that can come out of many commonly used items.

2 Dec 2014

Candle holders and decorations safety

Combustible candle holders can pose a fire risk if they catch on fire and remain on fire for more than five seconds instead of self-extinguishing.

3 Sep 2014

Cots & cords don't mix: Keep cots away from blind, curtain and electrical cords

Loose or looped cords near cots can accidentally strangle and kill small children. Babies have died from being strangled in blind, curtain and electrical cords they accessed in their cots.