News

9 Dec 2011

Bunk bed laws protecting Queensland children from today

The risk of unsafe bunk beds harming Queensland children will now be reduced with new laws coming into effect today.
8 Jul 2011

Safety with sparklers

Sparklers are a popular novelty to use during birthday parties and other celebrations, however their danger can be underestimated. Adults and children have suffered severe burns from sparklers.

17 May 2011

Urgent warning on heater fire risks

New South Wales Fair Trading Minister Anthony Roberts is urging people in NSW to pay close attention to government warnings about the safety of electrical goods and children’s clothing.
29 Apr 2011

Minister warns of men in vans selling electrical goods in Dubbo

New South Wales Fair Trading Minister, Anthony Roberts, and Member for Dubbo Troy Grant, today warned Dubbo residents about traders selling home video projectors or other electrical goods out of the back of vans.
21 Apr 2011

Two brands of power boards recalled

New South Wales Fair Trading Minister Anthony Roberts is urging consumers to check their power boards following a national voluntary recall of two popular brands of power boards due to the risk of fire and injury.
15 Apr 2011

Traders fail mandatory labelling standard for bean bags: Fantastic Furniture penalised $300,000

Fantastic Furniture Pty Ltd, Spotlight Pty Ltd and Smash Enterprises Pty Ltd supplied bean bag covers which failed the mandatory labelling standard.
13 Apr 2011

Industry guide aims to protect Queensland kids from injuries

An Australian Standards handbook for bunk bed safety is now available to the holiday accommodation industry.
15 Mar 2010

Tragic deaths highlight blind cord danger

Parents need to remain vigilant about the dangers of blind cords, according to Minister for Fair Trading Peter Lawlor.
11 Mar 2010

Safe sleeping for infants

Fair Trading Minister Peter Lawlor has urged all new parents to be aware of safe sleeping advice when deciding on their baby’s sleeping arrangements.
4 Mar 2010

Bunk bed importer improves quality control after safety standard breach

Linksea Pty Limited will modify its designs and monitor the quality of bunk beds it imports to ensure they comply with the mandatory safety standard as a part of court enforceable undertakings made to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.