In the first six months of 2020, 14 people, including three children, have died in quad bike-related accidents in Australia, compared to eight in the whole of last year. Seven of this year’s fatalities have been in Queensland.
At least 155,000 vehicles containing potentially deadly Takata airbags are still on our roads and with less than six months before manufacturers are expected to complete their recall of these vehicles, the ACCC is urging consumers to check if their vehicles are affected and if so book them in for replacement.
The Assistant Treasurer, Michael Sukkar, has issued a Safety Warning Notice warning consumers about the serious risk of injury or death involved in the use of the children’s nightwear item ‘Monster High Ghouls nightie’.
The ACCC is concerned about reports of injuries, especially among children, relating to small high powered magnets. The ACCC recently conducted a surveillance program to inspect the presence of banned small, high powered magnets which may be present in toys, games or novelty goods such as puzzle cubes, jewellery or construction modelling kits.
Nearly 200,000 vehicles fitted with potentially deadly airbags are still on the roads, and more than 8,000 of these are considered so dangerous they should not be driven at all, according to the latest ACCC figures on the compulsory recall of Takata airbags.
With many businesses experiencing significant changes in the way they operate due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important that businesses stay informed and remain vigilant when it comes to product safety requirements.