News

3 Sep 2014

NSW: Warning: electric hot water bottle recall

NSW Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe is urging consumers not to use electric hot water bottles, also known as electric heat packs, that are being recalled after a South Australian woman suffered serious burns when one of these products ruptured.
13 Aug 2014

SA: Inspectors ensure show bag toys, games are child-safe

Inspections of more than 1,000 show bag toys and novelty items have yielded just five non-compliant items, a decrease from previous years.
6 Aug 2014

ACCC takes action against online suppliers of unsafe household cots

Two online traders have separately paid infringement notices and provided court enforceable undertakings to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission after admitting that they supplied household cots that did not comply with the mandatory safety standard.

5 Aug 2014

NSW: Warning on blind cord hazards

NSW Fair Trading has joined forces with Kidsafe NSW to raise awareness of the danger posed by blind cords, with the distribution of 10,000 blind cord safety device kits underway.
5 Aug 2014

NSW: Officeworks product recall for USBs

New South Wales Fair Trading Minister Matthew Mason-Cox today is urging consumers to check their USB chargers following a national voluntary product recall of USB chargers previously sold by Officeworks.
1 Aug 2014

Consultation for the review of the mandatory standard for household cots

The ACCC is reviewing the mandatory safety standard for household cots. Stakeholders are invited to make written submissions on the consultation paper by close of business 15 September 2014.
1 Aug 2014

Consultation for the review of the mandatory standard for bunk beds

The ACCC is reviewing the mandatory safety standard for bunk beds. Stakeholders are invited to make written submissions on the consultation paper by close of business 15 September 2014.
1 Aug 2014

Safety standards for cots, prams, strollers and bunk beds under review

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is alerting suppliers of children’s products to potential changes to three product safety standards (mandatory standards) for cots, prams and strollers and bunk beds.
28 Jul 2014

QLD: Take care with heat/wheat packs

The Queensland Office of Fair Trading is warning Queenslanders to be vigilant with their use of wheat bags and heat packs through not only the final month of winter, but all year round.
11 Jul 2014

QLD: Attorney-General issues safety warning

An investigation has been launched and a formal safety warning issued following several serious incidents involving ethanol fireplaces.