News

22 Nov 2013

ACCC warns of portable pool dangers

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is warning about the potential hazards of portable pools after recent statistics showed a high risk of drowning for children under the age of five.
5 Nov 2013

QLD: Staying safe this summer

Time to get out those swimmers, summer is almost here. With the hot weather already upon us the Queensland Office of Fair Trading is reminding you to stay safe this summer.
2 Oct 2013

VIC: A timely reminder to check your pool fence

As daylight savings signals the warmer weather, Consumer Affairs Victoria is reminding landlords and tenants to check, fix and maintain their home pools to help prevent children drowning this summer.
28 Jun 2013

Draft voluntary standard on flotation aids for water familiarisation and swimming tuition – open for public consultation

On 20 June 2013, Standards Australia published for public comment a draft revision of the Australian Standard 1900-2002 Flotation aids for water familiarisation and swimming tuition. The ACCC is encouraging all relevant stakeholders to review Standards Australia’s proposal.
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.