News

15 Nov 2012

VIC: Update: Permanent ban on small, high powered magnets - News alert

A permanent, Australia-wide ban on small, high-powered magnets has come into effect today (15 November 2012).
14 Nov 2012

VIC: Permanent ban on small, high powered magnets - News alert

The Federal Government has announced a permanent ban on small, high-powered magnets used in certain novelty items marketed to adults.
12 Nov 2012

Small, high powered magnets banned

Assistant Treasurer David Bradbury announces permanent ban on small, high powered magnets.
30 Oct 2012

VIC: Warning on TV and furniture tip-over hazards

Consumer Affairs Victoria is reminding Victorians to check their household furniture for stability and safety, after a five-year-old boy died when a television set fell on him at his Western Australian home.
26 Oct 2012

QLD: Warning on furniture tumble risks

The Office of Fair Trading has renewed its warning about the risks of unstable furniture and appliances following the tragic death of a child in Western Australia earlier this week (23 October).
19 Oct 2012

VIC: Ban extended on small powerful magnets - News alert

The Victorian Minister for Consumer Affairs, Michael O’Brien, has extended for 30 days a ban on small magnets used in certain novelty items marketed to adults.
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.

18 Oct 2012

QLD: Safety campaign aims to halt rise in burns to children

Each week in Queensland a child suffers serious burns from hair straighteners. That’s the stark reality behind the Office of Fair Trading’s latest safety campaign, Straight off, straight out of reach.
16 Oct 2012

NSW: Urgent safety recall of novelty lighters

NSW Fair Trading Minister Anthony Roberts has alerted the public to an urgent safety recall of novelty cigarette lighters that pose a risk to young children.
3 Sep 2012

QLD: Bunk bed compliance for short-term rental accommodation

From 21 October 2013 bunk beds supplied in short-term rental accommodation in Queensland will have to meet mandatory safety standards. Find out more...