News

27 Mar 2014

Be retail ready for new portable pool safety requirements

The ACCC is reminding pool suppliers that the new mandatory safety standard for portable swimming pools commences on 30 March 2014.
8 Mar 2014

TAS: Swimming Pool Safety Standards

Portable and inflatable swimming pools will need to come with mandatory safety warnings under new national safety standards to be introduced later this month.
3 Mar 2014

VIC: Consumer Affairs Victoria pumps up safety warning for inflatable and portable pools

Inflatable pools will need to come with mandatory safety warnings under new national safety standards introduced this month.
26 Feb 2014

QLD: Hidden household hazards for children

The Queensland Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is urging parents to be aware of hidden dangers in common household items that can cause unintentional injury or death.
21 Feb 2014

NSW: Portable pool safety a NSW priority

New South Wales Fair Trading will begin compliance checks on retailers of portable swimming pools across the state next week, in the lead up to new national safety laws coming into effect on 30 March.
3 Feb 2014

QLD: Portable pool safety warning

With Queensland in the midst of a hot summer, the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is warning consumers about the dangers portable and inflatable pools pose to young children.
6 Jan 2014

NSW: Pool safety warning from fair trading

Acting Fair Trading Commissioner John Tansey today issued a warning to consumers about the dangers presented by inflatable and portable pools.

22 Nov 2013

ACCC warns of portable pool dangers

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is warning about the potential hazards of portable pools after recent statistics showed a high risk of drowning for children under the age of five.
5 Nov 2013

QLD: Staying safe this summer

Time to get out those swimmers, summer is almost here. With the hot weather already upon us the Queensland Office of Fair Trading is reminding you to stay safe this summer.
2 Oct 2013

VIC: A timely reminder to check your pool fence

As daylight savings signals the warmer weather, Consumer Affairs Victoria is reminding landlords and tenants to check, fix and maintain their home pools to help prevent children drowning this summer.