News

10 Dec 2018

Safe summer 2018

We want you to have a safe, happy and healthy summer. Many summer products can be unsafe if they are left unattended or aren’t used properly. To have a safe summer, follow our top tips.
2 Jan 2018

ACCC surveillance activity targets decorative alcohol fuelled devices

In August 2017, the ACCC undertook surveillance focussing on the supply of decorative alcohol fuelled devices, more commonly known as ethanol burners.

11 Dec 2017

Safe summer 2017

Products and activities common to this time of year can pose accident risks, particularly if you aren't vigilant or fail to identify safety hazards.

27 Jul 2017

ALDI tapware test result update

ALDI commissioned urgent testing by a NATA accredited facility and advised the ACCC on 26 July that the taps have been tested and passed the requirements set out in AS/NZS 4020:2005

10 Jul 2017

Decorative alcohol fuelled devices

Decorative alcohol fuelled devices are designed for domestic use and produce a flame using alcohol as fuel. The devices are primarily used for decoration although larger models also may provide heating.

5 Jun 2017

Winter safety

As cooler weather sets in around the country, the ACCC has product safety tips to help Australians be more aware of how they can avoid burns, injury and death while trying to stay warm.

19 May 2017

Tolix replica chair recalls

Consumers are being warned to check if they have the recalled Tolix replica chairs and stools, following continued reports of injuries due to an entrapment point and sharp edges at the base of the legs of the chairs.

3 Apr 2017

Toppling furniture and televisions: Anchor them and save a child’s life

Tragically, up to two children die every year from furniture or TVs toppling over.

25 Nov 2016

Safe Summer 2016

Enjoy a Safe Summer by making sure the products you use are safe for you and your family.

24 Dec 2015

Safe Summer 2015

Stay safe this summer by knowing how to check for unsafe products and get tips on how to use common summertime products safely.