News

16 Oct 2012

NSW: Urgent safety recall of novelty lighters

NSW Fair Trading Minister Anthony Roberts has alerted the public to an urgent safety recall of novelty cigarette lighters that pose a risk to young children.
3 Sep 2012

QLD: Bunk bed compliance for short-term rental accommodation

From 21 October 2013 bunk beds supplied in short-term rental accommodation in Queensland will have to meet mandatory safety standards. Find out more...
29 Aug 2012

ACT: Ban on small high powered magnets

ACT Commissioner for Fair Trading, Brett Phillips, has today announced that certain adult magnetic products that are unsafe for children will be banned from sale in the ACT.
23 Aug 2012

VIC: Small high powered magnets immediately banned

Small magnetic novelty items that can cause grave health risks if swallowed are now banned in Victoria, Minister for Consumer Affairs Michael O’Brien announced today.
23 Aug 2012

TAS: Interim product safety ban imposed

The Minster for Consumer Protection, Nick McKim, today imposed an interim ban on the sale of small, high-powered magnets that can cause serious injury or death if swallowed by children.
23 Aug 2012

WA: Dangerous magnets banned after child death and injuries

The WA Government has placed a product safety ban on magnetised novelty items which have killed a young child and recently caused injuries to several other children in Australia. Commerce Minister Simon O’Brien approved the ban today.
23 Aug 2012

SA: Interim ban on small powerful magnets

The Acting Minister for Business Services and Consumers, Patrick Conlon has today announced an interim ban on small high-powered magnets that can cause serious injury or death if swallowed.
23 Aug 2012

NSW: Interim ban on novelty products with small magnets

NSW Fair Trading Minister Anthony Roberts has announced New South Wales, together with other state and territory regulators, will today place an interim ban on a range of novelty products that contain small magnets.
22 Aug 2012

Proposed Ban for Small, High-Powered Magnets

A process to ban small, high-powered magnets that can cause serious injury or death if swallowed by children has been initiated, said Assistant Treasurer David Bradbury.
24 Jul 2012

ACCC winter safety tips prompted by product recalls

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission issued its top five winter product safety tips following recalls of popular products in the cold winter months.