News

30 Dec 2009

Warning to pool owners to avoid horrific injuries

Pool owners are urged to make sure that skimmer box covers are adequately secured at all times, after a Western Australian boy suffered serious injuries from sitting on a skimmer box.
24 Dec 2009

Protections for children in inflatable swimming pools

Acting Minister for Fair Trading, Graham West, today launched a NSW Government campaign to help protect children in inflatable swimming pools.
22 Dec 2009

Teething toy recalled

David Jones Limited, Target Australia Pty Ltd and Little Smiles Pty Ltd have conducted voluntary recalls of Infantino Clack & Teethe toys, after the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission identified potential choking hazards in the toys it tested.
21 Dec 2009

Make sure your holiday doesn’t turn to tragedy

Take a little time to ensure your holiday accommodation is safe for you and your children is the message from the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) these Christmas holidays.
17 Dec 2009

Testing clears Go Go Guinea Pigs: ACCC

Testing has cleared Go Go Guinea Pigs, a popular children's toy, in time for Christmas.
16 Dec 2009

Eurolux wall heater recall

Fair Trading Minister Virginia Judge today announced the voluntary recall of two models of Eurolux wall heaters that pose a potential fire or electrical hazard.
16 Dec 2009

Serious child injury highlights pool danger

A four year old Gosnells boy has suffered a serious injury highlighting the extreme dangers of some backyard swimming pools.
15 Dec 2009

More than 15000 dangerous toys seized before Christmas

More than 15,000 dangerous toys have been seized in Victoria in a Pre-Christmas toy safety blitz, Consumer Affairs Minister Tony Robinson said today.
8 Dec 2009

Fair Trading supports national call for blind cord safety

The Office of Fair Trading has thrown its full support behind the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) campaign to increase awareness of the dangers of blind and curtain cords.
8 Dec 2009

Launch of blind cord safety campaign to prevent WA child deaths

Consumer Protection is launching a new safety campaign today to warn parents and carers of children about the dangers of blind and curtain cords in a bid to prevent further child deaths.