News

29 Nov 2013

VIC: Dangerous toys crushed in lead-up to Christmas

Thousands of dangerous toys were crushed today to ensure a safer Christmas for children across Victoria.
23 Nov 2013

'Fire wallets' safety warning issued due to possible asbestos risk

The Federal Government has issued a Safety Warning Notice to consumers about an asbestos risk associated with a product known as “fire wallets” sold by an eBay trader and at a stall at this year’s Royal Melbourne Show.
8 Nov 2013

WA: Sky lantern seller fined in WA consumer law first

A Perth newsagency owner has been fined $1,000 for selling a sky lantern, in the first conviction of its kind in WA under the Australian Consumer Law.
5 Nov 2013

QLD: Staying safe this summer

Time to get out those swimmers, summer is almost here. With the hot weather already upon us the Queensland Office of Fair Trading is reminding you to stay safe this summer.
10 Oct 2013

Remove hidden home hazards that can hurt kids

During International Product Safety Week, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is urging parents and carers to thoroughly check their homes for hidden product dangers that might lead to accidental deaths or serious injuries and illnesses.
11 Sep 2013

WA: Royal showbags pass safety checks

Safety inspectors have carried out stringent safety checks on more than 300 showbags for this year’s Perth Royal Show to ensure the safety of West Australian children.
7 Aug 2013

QLD: Top five tips for EKKA safety

The Queensland Office of Fair Trading has released its Top 5 tips for EKKA Safety to help families enjoy a safe visit to Brisbane’s annual show.
23 Jul 2013

ACCC checking for show bag dangers at Darwin Show

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will be inspecting show bags today ahead of the Royal Darwin Show to ensure products meet mandatory safety requirements.
15 Nov 2012

VIC: Update: Permanent ban on small, high powered magnets - News alert

A permanent, Australia-wide ban on small, high-powered magnets has come into effect today (15 November 2012).
14 Nov 2012

VIC: Permanent ban on small, high powered magnets - News alert

The Federal Government has announced a permanent ban on small, high-powered magnets used in certain novelty items marketed to adults.