News

26 Aug 2013

QLD: Dangers of blind and curtain cords highlighted by child’s death

The Queensland Office of Fair Trading said the tragic death of a toddler in New South Wales last week has highlighted to parents the hidden dangers of cords on blinds and curtains.
7 Aug 2013

QLD: Top five tips for EKKA safety

The Queensland Office of Fair Trading has released its Top 5 tips for EKKA Safety to help families enjoy a safe visit to Brisbane’s annual show.
26 Jul 2013

QLD: Warning on baby change table safety risks

Baby change tables are common in households with young children but the Queensland Office of Fair Trading is warning there are dangers involved in their use.
23 Jul 2013

ACCC checking for show bag dangers at Darwin Show

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will be inspecting show bags today ahead of the Royal Darwin Show to ensure products meet mandatory safety requirements.
9 Jul 2013

TAS: Keeping kids safe in the car

The Council tasked with examining paediatric deaths in Tasmania is reminding parents to become more familiar with the correct use of child restraints in cars.
8 Jul 2013

ACCC works with industry to improve button battery safety

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission held a meeting in Sydney on Friday with button battery manufacturers, importers, retailers and industry associations to discuss improvements to button battery safety.
4 Jul 2013

Invitation to public consultation meetings – new draft voluntary Children’s Nightwear Standard

The revised version of the voluntary Children’s Nightwear Standard (AS/NZS 1249) has been released as a draft for public comment. Public consultation meetings are planned for Sydney (26 July 2013) and Melbourne (31 July 2013).
4 Jul 2013

ACCC: Remove risky button batteries from reach

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is urging parents and carers to be aware of the risks that coin-sized batteries pose to children if swallowed and to take precautions to keep them out of young hands.
1 Jul 2013

Draft voluntary standard on children’s nightwear having reduced fire hazard – open for public consultation

Standards Australia has published for public comment a draft revision of the Australian Standard for children's Nightwear and limited daywear. The ACCC is encouraging all relevant stakeholders to review Standards Australia’s proposal.
20 Jun 2013

Bilingual product safety radio campaign for remote Indigenous communities

Following action by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, remote Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory will benefit from an innovative bilingual consumer radio education program that provides tips about keeping babies safe.