News

23 Jul 2014

NSW: Consumers warned of wheat bag fire risk

New South Wales Minister for Fair Trading Matthew Mason-Cox today warned residents to be vigilant with wheat bags and heat packs following two related fire incidents last week.
16 May 2014

ACCC warns of unsafe Remington rifles

The ACCC is alerting consumers that Remington USA has recalled certain rifles that may have an unsafe trigger mechanism.
8 May 2014

Soccer goalpost safety warning as season kicks off

The ACCC is reminding parents, teachers and coaches about the deadly dangers of moveable soccer goalposts as children’s soccer season kicks off around the country.
15 Apr 2014

NSW: Public safety warning – electric hot water bottles

New South Wales Fair Trading Minister Stuart Ayres today announced a statewide prohibition by Fair Trading on the sale of electric hot water bottles, also known as electric heat packs, due to the risk of death or injury from electric shock.
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.
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.
8 Jan 2014

SA: Product recall on diving vest

Acting South Australian Minister for Business Services and Consumers Jack Snelling today announced a compulsory national recall of a faulty diving vest - the Saekodive Buoyancy Compensator, otherwise known as Saekodive BC.