Safety alerts

19 Dec 2014

Safe Santa's checklist for this Christmas

Santa's checking another list twice: his gift safety checklist. Are YOU giving safe gifts? Follow the steps in the Safe Santa checklist to find out.

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.

1 Dec 2014

Safe sunnies: Which pair should I wear?

Exposing your eyes to very high levels of sunlight can cause serious and sometimes irreversible damage. Some sunglasses can also impair your vision in other ways.

18 Nov 2014

Choke Check – the DIY safety tool for choking and ingestion hazards

Do you have or care for children under 3 years old? Get the ACCC's free do-it-yourself Choke Check tool to help you identify toys and other objects that can pose choking or ingestion hazards.

8 Oct 2014

DIY safety: beware of dangers to yourself and to others

When completing do-it-yourself projects around the home, remember that safety comes first for yourself and for others.

24 Sep 2014

ICPHSO international conference on consumer product safety

The ACCC and the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO) are co-hosting an international conference on consumer product safety in Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Austra

22 Sep 2014

Discount variety sector: putting industry on notice

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is conducting marketplace surveillance of toys in the lead up to Christmas.

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.

3 Sep 2014

Staying safe with blind and curtain cords

Loose or looped cords can be extremely dangerous. Parents and carers are urged to take the necessary steps to ensure blinds and curtains in your home don't pose a threat to your children.

22 Aug 2014

Don't be a jackass with jacks video

DON'T BE A JACKASS WITH JACKS. People have been crushed to death or severely injured when they have not used jacks, support stands or ramps properly.