News

19 Jul 2013

NSW: Port Macquarie home destroyed by gas cabinet heater fire

New South Wales Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe today re-issued a warning on dangerous gas cabinet heaters and encouraged consumers to watch a new YouTube video on the dangers of the unapproved products.
5 Jul 2013

NSW: Caution urged in use of wheat bags

It’s cold and miserable, and all you want to do is crawl into a nice warm bed. But if you think a wheat bag is a good way to heat it up think again.
24 Jun 2013

NSW: Dangerous gas cabinet heaters still being sold

New South Wales Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe today issued a warning on a dangerous gas cabinet heater that has been the subject of repeated warnings from Fair Trading and that caused a devastating fire in East Gosford last year.
19 Jun 2013

NSW: Warning on wheatbags and plush toys

New South Wales Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe is warning consumers about the dangers associated with wheat bags and in particular, plush toys containing wheat bags.
23 May 2013

QLD: Countdown to new rules for bunk bed safety

The Queensland Office of Fair Trading is warning owners of short-term rental accommodation to check their bunk beds meet new mandatory safety standards or risk a $200 000 fine.
10 May 2013

NSW: Warning on recalls

NSW Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe is warning consumers about two recent recalls that have been associated with fatalities and severe injuries.
9 May 2013

SA: Avert therapeutic wheat bag fire risk

The Metropolitan Fire Service (MFS) and Consumer and Business Services (CBS) have joined forces to remind about the dangers of overheating or misusing therapeutic wheat bags.
22 Apr 2013

Qld: Dangers of using baby bean bags as bedding

The rising popularity of baby bean bags has prompted the Office of Fair Trading to issue a warning about the potential risks associated with these products.
24 Jan 2013

NSW: Australia Day warning on BBQs and small gas cookers

In the lead up to Australia Day, NSW Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe is urging the community to stay safe this Australia Day by carefully reading instructions when using small gas cookers, commonly known as lunchbox cookers.