News

31 Mar 2015

NSW: Don’t be a bunny with safety

Before heading away for Easter holidays consumers are being encouraged to hop-to-it and return or discard any products that may have been recalled or deemed unsafe.
20 Mar 2015

WA: Public warning on portable butane 'lunchbox' cookers

EnergySafety and Consumer Protection have issued a joint public warning to consumers not to buy or use portable butane ‘lunchbox’ type cookers due to safety concerns.
19 Mar 2015

QLD: Ethanol-fuelled burners pose consumer danger

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is reminding Queenslanders about the dangers of ethanol-fuelled burners following another serious burn incident.

19 Mar 2015

NSW: Fake tongue studs are a fatal fashion

New South Wales Fair Trading is warning consumers to stay away from potentially lethal fake tongue studs.
12 Mar 2015

NSW: Reminder on dangers of portable butane cookers

New South Wales Fair Trading is reminding consumers to be aware of the dangers of using portable butane gas cookers, following a public warning issued last week.
6 Mar 2015

ACCC warns of dangers of water expanding balls to kids

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is alerting consumers to the dangers of water expanding balls after several children ingested them in Australia and required hospital treatment to have them removed.
6 Mar 2015

WA: Water absorbing balls and expanding toys raise safety concerns

Consumer Protection is concerned that water absorbing polymer balls, toys and novelty items are posing a serious risk for young children.
4 Mar 2015

NSW: Public warning on portable butane ‘lunchbox’ cookers

New South Wales Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe is warning consumers not to buy portable butane ‘lunchbox’ type cookers due to safety issues, including overheating.
10 Feb 2015

QLD: Safe installation of blind and curtain cords a must

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is reminding Queenslanders about the dangers of loose hanging and looped blind and curtain cords following the introduction of a new safety standard.

22 Dec 2014

Check your homes for unsafe power boards and double adaptors

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is urging consumers to inspect all power boards and double adaptors in their homes after receiving 13 recall notifications within the last five months. There have been 216,273 potentially affected units distributed nationwide, with the majority supplied within the last five years.