News

15 May 2013

SA: Warning over dangerous scuba diving vest

SA Minister for Business Services and Consumers John Rau has issued a formal safety warning over a scuba diving buoyancy vest.
5 Jan 2013

New safety standard for portable pools

New warning labels will be required on portable pools from March 2014 under a new mandatory safety standard, said Assistant Treasurer David Bradbury.
19 Oct 2012

NSW: Keep children safe around inflatable pools

New South Wales, Fair Trading Minister Anthony Roberts today issued a safety warning to parents and carers about the importance of supervising young children at all times around inflatable pools.
25 Jan 2011

A toy story not to be repeated

Consumer Affairs Victoria is reminding Victorians that pool toys and other floatation devices are not a substitute for proper safety devices in the water.
23 Nov 2010

Play it safe in the water

As more Victorians take to the water in the lead up to Water Safety Week, Consumer Affairs Victoria is reminding people to use floatation devices and water toys safely. This reminder is timely as mandatory product bans and safety standards are harmonised nationally.
30 Dec 2009

Warning to pool owners to avoid horrific injuries

Pool owners are urged to make sure that skimmer box covers are adequately secured at all times, after a Western Australian boy suffered serious injuries from sitting on a skimmer box.
24 Dec 2009

Protections for children in inflatable swimming pools

Acting Minister for Fair Trading, Graham West, today launched a NSW Government campaign to help protect children in inflatable swimming pools.
21 Dec 2009

Make sure your holiday doesn’t turn to tragedy

Take a little time to ensure your holiday accommodation is safe for you and your children is the message from the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) these Christmas holidays.
16 Dec 2009

Serious child injury highlights pool danger

A four year old Gosnells boy has suffered a serious injury highlighting the extreme dangers of some backyard swimming pools.