News

3 Sep 2014

Cots & cords don't mix: Keep cots away from blind, curtain and electrical cords

Loose or looped cords near cots can accidentally strangle and kill small children. Babies have died from being strangled in blind, curtain and electrical cords they accessed in their cots.

15 Aug 2014

Cots recalled after failing ACCC testing

Multiple cot suppliers have conducted recalls after ACCC surveillance identified a number of cots which did not meet the requirements of the mandatory safety standard.

12 Jun 2014

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2 Jul 2013

Taking care with lithium batteries around kids

With Christmas toys now running out of steam and probably needing a battery change, there are a few things to consider when using and changing lithium batteries.

4 Feb 2013

Pram and stroller safety

The ACCC is urging parents and carers to follow some simple safety tips when using prams and strollers.

11 Jan 2013

ACCC tortures toys – what do you do?

The ACCC tortures toys to keep kids safe. What can you do? Find out here!

18 Dec 2012

Children’s nightwear safety alert

Check out these tips on helping to reduce fire risks from your children's nightwear.

18 Oct 2011

Testing of foam play mats finds no safety risk to children

Recent testing of foam play mats and toys for the chemical formamide has found no evidence that these products present any risk to children.

7 Oct 2011

Warning notice to public issued in relation to Amber teething necklaces

Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, David Bradbury has issued a warning notice to the public in relation to amber teething necklaces.

15 Jul 2011

Babies dummies and chains banned by Parliamentary Secretary to Treasurer

Babies dummies and chains with decorations (or 'bling') have been banned effective immediately following initial action taken by the NSW Fair Trading and a subsequent recommendation by the ACCC.