News

10 Jul 2017

Safety standard for ethanol burners

A new safety standard for decorative alcohol-fuelled devices, also known as ethanol burners, will ensure consumers’ safety, Small Business Minister Michael McCormack says.

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.

12 Apr 2017

NSW: Anchor furniture to keep our kids safe

Today, NSW Fair Trading and other consumer affairs agencies across the country are launching a campaign to ensure parents and carers know how to protect their children and prevent a serious accident from toppling furniture and TVs.

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.

5 Jan 2017

Vic: Warning about the use of inflatable air loungers in water

Consumer Affairs Victoria is warning consumers against using inflatable air loungers in water following reports of near drownings.
4 Jan 2017

NSW: Warning about the use of inflatable air loungers in water

NSW Fair Trading is warning consumers against using inflatable air loungers in water following reports of near drownings.
24 Dec 2016

Tas: Ban on portable decorative ethanol burners

An interim ban on portable decorative ethanol burners has been enacted in Tasmania.

23 Dec 2016

NT: Decorative Alchohol Fuelled Burners Banned in the NT

Decorative alcohol fuelled burners designed for table-top use are the subject of an immediate 60-day interim product safety ban throughout the Northern Territory.

22 Dec 2016

ACT: Ban on Portable Ethanol Burners

The ACT have imposed an interim ban on the sale of ethanol burners on 22 December 2016.