News

3 Sep 2014

Staying safe with blind and curtain cords

Loose or looped cords can be extremely dangerous. Parents and carers are urged to take the necessary steps to ensure blinds and curtains in your home don't pose a threat to your children.

16 May 2014

Textiles recalled after ACCC tests reveal high levels of hazardous azo dyes

The ACCC identified a number of items as containing unacceptable concentrations of azo dyes. The ACCC has negotiated 11 recalls of 35 product lines with the affected suppliers.

25 Feb 2014

Safety warning notice on fire wallets containing asbestos

In November 2013, the Minister for Small Business, the Honourable Bruce Billson, published a Safety Warning Notice about an asbestos risk associated with a product known as “fire wallets”.

26 Nov 2013

Ceiling fan injury hazard

Children can be injured by ceiling fans, especially in the warmer months. Parents and carers should take steps to ensure children are not able to come into contact with ceiling fans.

18 Oct 2012

Straight off, straight out of reach! Staying safe with hair straighteners

Did you know that a hair straightener can get hot enough to fry an egg? Check out safety information on hair straighteners from Queensland Office of Fair Trading.

8 Jul 2011

Safety with sparklers

Sparklers are a popular novelty to use during birthday parties and other celebrations, however their danger can be underestimated. Adults and children have suffered severe burns from sparklers.