News

13 Aug 2015

QLD: Ethanol burner safety – Don't fuel the fire

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) today released a new safety awareness film to educate Queenslanders about the dangers of ethanol burners.

7 Aug 2015

Toppling furniture: Anchor it and protect a child

Small children have died or suffered serious injuries from unstable furniture that has tipped over. You can help prevent death or serious injury to small children from toppling furniture.

23 Jul 2015

NSW: Government recall issued for affected Samsung top loader washing machines

Minister responsible for Fair Trading Victor Dominello today announced a Government recall had been issued to Samsung regarding six top loader washing machine models.
22 Jul 2015

ACCC inspects safety of showbags at Darwin Show

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has inspected more than 90 showbags ahead of the Royal Darwin Show to ensure products included in the bags meet mandatory safety requirements.
21 Jul 2015

Carbon monoxide safety

Carbon monoxide is a toxic, colourless and odourless gas that can come out of many commonly used items.

17 Jul 2015

Recall of 'Inside Out' Event Cinemas cup

The ACCC is publishing a voluntary recall of the 15,000 ‘Inside Out’ illuminated cups that were sold as part of a promotion. The products were sold at Event Cinemas in NSW, QLD, SA, WA, ACT and NT between 17 June 2015 and 12 July 2015.
24 Jun 2015

QLD: Faulty solar systems present fire risk

The Queensland Office of Fair Trading is reminding owners of ‘Blueline Solar’ branded solar systems to check their systems for recalled isolator switches.
2 Jun 2015

QLD: Safe use of household winter warmers

As another winter starts, the Office of Fair Trading is reminding Queenslanders to stay safe while using heaters, hot water bottles, electric blankets and children’s nightwear.
29 Apr 2015

NSW: Top loaders spark fire danger

New South Wales Fair Trading is warning consumers with Samsung brand top loader washing machines to be aware of possible fire danger following a recent house fire in Ryde.

1 Apr 2015

Don't use a dangerous gas cooker this Easter

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is warning consumers that six models of ‘lunchbox’ gas cookers have defective over-pressure valves that pose a risk of explosion and injury.