News

18 Mar 2014

ACT: Electrical safety recall of Samsung top loader washing machines

ACT Commissioner for Fair Trading Brett Phillips is urging the community to check the model details of their Samsung washing machines after a recall of machines with certain models names and dates was issued by Samsung Electronics Australia last year due to a potential fire hazard.
17 Mar 2014

NSW: Urgent public safety warning

New South Wales Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe today issued an urgent warning about Samsung washing machines that pose a serious risk to consumers.
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.
28 Feb 2014

Keep button batteries out of kids' reach

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is reminding parents and carers about the risks of button batteries. Kidsafe Queensland is today launching its inaugural “Summer’s Day” to remember the children who die each year from unintentional, preventable injuries.
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.
25 Feb 2014

Risk assessment into 'fire wallets' released

An investigation into the asbestos risk of ‘fire wallets’ sold by an eBay trader and at a stall at last year’s Royal Melbourne Show has found handling the items poses a negligible health risk.
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.
13 Feb 2014

SA: Don't be blind: cords can cause child fatalities

Parents are warned to be on the lookout for household items that have the potential to be a safety hazard, and can even cause fatalities amongst small children.
11 Feb 2014

QLD: Blind and curtain cord safety reminder

The Queensland Office of Fair Trading is reminding Queenslanders about the dangers of blind and curtain cords after the tragic deaths of two New South Wales toddlers in the last fortnight.