News

26 Feb 2010

Show bags given the all clear

Today, Consumer Affairs Victoria product safety officers from Berwick and Melbourne inspected 150 show bags ahead of The Berwick & District Show this weekend.
17 Feb 2010

Swim great urges Victorians to make cords safe

Today Minister for Consumer Affairs Tony Robinson and Nicole Livingstone, continued to warn Victorians about the childhood strangulation risk associated with blind and curtain cords.
17 Feb 2010

New safety campaign to save children's lives

New South Wales parents are being urged to check their blind and curtain cords as part of a new safety campaign to prevent children being injured and killed.
17 Feb 2010

Swim great urges Victorians to make cords safe

Today Minister for Consumer Affairs Tony Robinson and Nicole Livingstone, continued to warn Victorians about the childhood strangulation risk associated with blind and curtain cords.
5 Feb 2010

WA bans toy-like novelty cigarette lighters

Toy-like novelty cigarette lighters are being banned in Western Australia from today (5 February 2010), amid fears children could literally end up playing with fire.
28 Jan 2010

Prevent children being injured

Minister for Consumer Affairs Tony Robinson today launched a statewide safety campaign to educate consumers and traders about the childhood strangulation risk associated with blind and curtain cords.
28 Jan 2010

National recall of swivel plug extension leads

Arlec Australia has initiated a national recall of swivel plug extension leads because they pose a potential fire or electrical hazard.
28 Jan 2010

Free safety kit to prevent curtain cord injury and death

Victorian families can now get a free blind and curtain cord safety kit to keep dangerous cords out of the way of babies and small children, thanks to a new State Government safety campaign.
23 Jan 2010

Toy-like cigarette lighters banned

Minister for Fair Trading Peter Lawlor has ordered an interim ban on the sale of toy-like novelty cigarette lighters in Queensland.
15 Jan 2010

National recall of electric heaters

New South Wales consumers are being urged to check their electric heaters following a national recall of wall mounted and portable heaters that pose a potential fire hazard.