News

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.
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.