News

27 Sep 2013

VIC: Free help to fix a household hazard

Consumer Affairs Victoria is reminding families of the danger of strangulation presented by curtain and blind cords and offering free help to reduce the risk.
19 Sep 2013

Consultation paper for the review of the mandatory standard for bean bags

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is reviewing the mandatory safety standard for bean bags. Stakeholders are invited to make written submissions on the consultation paper by close of business Monday 21 October 2013.
18 Sep 2013

Bunnings gives undertaking to ACCC for breaching safety standards

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has accepted a court enforceable undertaking from Bunnings Group Ltd for selling window blinds that failed to comply with mandatory safety standards.
13 Sep 2013

QLD: Spring into bunk bed safety these school holidays

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

NSW: School holiday warning - Blind cords can kill

New South Wales Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe is warning families to thoroughly check homes and holiday accommodation for risks to babies and children from blind cords.
11 Sep 2013

WA: Royal showbags pass safety checks

Safety inspectors have carried out stringent safety checks on more than 300 showbags for this year’s Perth Royal Show to ensure the safety of West Australian children.
2 Sep 2013

Consultation paper: Proposed services standard for Corded Internal Window Coverings

The ACCC is considering the introduction of a mandatory standard for installing corded internal window coverings in domestic dwellings. Stakeholders are invited to make written submissions on the consultation paper by Monday, 14 October 2013.
26 Aug 2013

QLD: Dangers of blind and curtain cords highlighted by child’s death

The Queensland Office of Fair Trading said the tragic death of a toddler in New South Wales last week has highlighted to parents the hidden dangers of cords on blinds and curtains.
7 Aug 2013

QLD: Top five tips for EKKA safety

The Queensland Office of Fair Trading has released its Top 5 tips for EKKA Safety to help families enjoy a safe visit to Brisbane’s annual show.
23 Jul 2013

ACCC checking for show bag dangers at Darwin Show

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will be inspecting show bags today ahead of the Royal Darwin Show to ensure products meet mandatory safety requirements.