News

2 Sep 2014

NSW: Don't be a tool - Tips to stay safe with DIY

New South Wales Fair Trading Minister, Matthew Mason-Cox, today is urging do-it-yourself enthusiasts to proceed with caution when doing work around the home or under their vehicle this Father’s Day.
1 Sep 2014

NSW: Safety warning: Australian RV Gooseneck trailer and Hijack Fifth Wheel Assembly Hitch

New South Wales Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe today issued a public warning about the safety of Australian RV Gooseneck 5th wheeler trailers and Hijacker Fifth Wheel Assembly Hitches due to non-compliance with Australian Design Rules.
16 Apr 2014

NSW: Quad bike national safety campaign

New South Wales Fair Trading Minister Stuart Ayres has welcomed the launch of a national safety campaign to raise awareness on the dangers of quad bikes.
15 Apr 2014

ACCC warns of quad bike risks in lead up to Easter

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is urging safe quad bike use ahead of the Easter long weekend. Sadly, there have been five quad bike related deaths this year, with 60 deaths reported between 2011 and 2013.
20 Dec 2013

ACCC warns about quad bike dangers for kids

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is warning parents and carers to keep children away from quad bikes over the summer holidays.
9 Jul 2013

TAS: Keeping kids safe in the car

The Council tasked with examining paediatric deaths in Tasmania is reminding parents to become more familiar with the correct use of child restraints in cars.
7 Jun 2013

ACCC publishes recall of dangerous wheels

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission today published a recall of potentially dangerous 20 inch alloy XHP Razor wheels after reports of the wheels breaking or fracturing during use.
28 Mar 2013

QLD: Tips for snatch strap safety this Easter break

Four-wheel drive enthusiasts planning to make the most of the Easter break are reminded to be safe when using vehicle recovery straps.
9 Nov 2012

VIC: Dekech Pty Ltd and Kim Huee Lee - Enforceable undertaking

Victoria, Springvale-based company Dekech Pty Ltd and its director, Kim Huee Lee have admitted breaching the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) by supplying, offering and possessing hydraulic trolley jacks which failed to comply with safety standards.
6 Sep 2012

Mobility scooters not restricted to the elderly: NRMA & ACCC release report

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and NRMA Motoring & Services are highlighting the need for more education on integrating mobility scooters into local communities after survey results show scooter use is widespread across all age groups and people are using scooters to fill a variety of needs.