Safety alerts

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.

7 Oct 2015

ACCC testing prompts recalls of fire risk cigarettes

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has negotiated recalls with two suppliers of cigarettes in Australia after testing revealed their products fail to comply with the mandatory safet

24 Jul 2015

Winter safe

Stay safe as you keep warm this winter - see our top tips and video.

3 Feb 2014

Electronic cigarette safety

Electronic cigarettes are devices intended to simulate the act of tobacco smoking. Consumers and suppliers should read the following to learn more about the health risks of using e-cigarettes.

5 Jul 2013

Wheat bag fire hazards

As the cooler weather sets in, the ACCC is warning Australians about the dangers of using wheat bags as a source of warmth and has released tips to use them safely.

18 Oct 2012

Straight off, straight out of reach! Staying safe with hair straighteners

Did you know that a hair straightener can get hot enough to fry an egg? Check out safety information on hair straighteners from Queensland Office of Fair Trading.

19 Dec 2011

Additional teeth whiteners containing unsafe levels of peroxide recalled

An additional five teeth whitening kits have been recalled due to unsafe levels of either hydrogen peroxide and/or carbamide peroxide.

The products are:

12 May 2011

Warning notice to public issued in relation to Keratin Complex Intense Rx

Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, David Bradbury has issued a warning notice to the public in relation to ‘Keratin Complex Intense Rx’, a restructuring serum for hair.