News

8 Jul 2011

Safety with sparklers

Sparklers are a popular novelty to use during birthday parties and other celebrations, however their danger can be underestimated. Adults and children have suffered severe burns from sparklers.

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.
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.
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

Novelty cigarette lighters banned

The Commissioner for Fair Trading, Mr Jon Quiggin, today announced that a range of novelty cigarette lighters shaped like toys such as frogs, hammers, cars and ducks will be banned from sale pending further investigations.
6 Jan 2010

Novelty lighters banned

Cigarette lighters that look like toys have been banned from sale in South Australia to prevent fires and burn injuries to children and adults.
10 Nov 2008

Tattoo gel packs withdrawn after incorrect labelling

Tattoo gel pen packs are being withdrawn by a supplier and a retailer after the packs were found to be incorrectly labelled.