News

25 Feb 2014

Risk assessment into 'fire wallets' released

An investigation into the asbestos risk of ‘fire wallets’ sold by an eBay trader and at a stall at last year’s Royal Melbourne Show has found handling the items poses a negligible health risk.
13 Feb 2014

SA: Don't be blind: cords can cause child fatalities

Parents are warned to be on the lookout for household items that have the potential to be a safety hazard, and can even cause fatalities amongst small children.
11 Feb 2014

QLD: Blind and curtain cord safety reminder

The Queensland Office of Fair Trading is reminding Queenslanders about the dangers of blind and curtain cords after the tragic deaths of two New South Wales toddlers in the last fortnight.
19 Dec 2013

VIC: Company banned from selling unsafe goods

A Moorabbin-based gift supplier has been ordered to recall unsafe candles and children’s toys and permanently banned from selling the items unless it puts a compliance program into practice.
29 Nov 2013

VIC: Dangerous toys crushed in lead-up to Christmas

Thousands of dangerous toys were crushed today to ensure a safer Christmas for children across Victoria.
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.

23 Nov 2013

'Fire wallets' safety warning issued due to possible asbestos risk

The Federal Government has issued a Safety Warning Notice to consumers about an asbestos risk associated with a product known as “fire wallets” sold by an eBay trader and at a stall at this year’s Royal Melbourne Show.
8 Nov 2013

WA: Sky lantern seller fined in WA consumer law first

A Perth newsagency owner has been fined $1,000 for selling a sky lantern, in the first conviction of its kind in WA under the Australian Consumer Law.
5 Nov 2013

QLD: Staying safe this summer

Time to get out those swimmers, summer is almost here. With the hot weather already upon us the Queensland Office of Fair Trading is reminding you to stay safe this summer.
24 Oct 2013

NSW: New laws will help prevent child falls from windows

New South Wales Minister for Fair Trading Anthony Roberts today announced that new window safety laws to help prevent children falling from residential strata buildings have now passed through Parliament.