News

18 Jun 2014

ACCC joins International Button Battery Safety Week

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is continuing to work with industry to reduce the risk of serious injuries and deaths of children swallowing coin-sized lithium button batteries.
17 Jun 2014

VIC: Batteries charged with potential danger for children

The Victorian Coalition Government, Monash Children’s Hospital and Kidsafe have joined forces to warn Victorian parents about the dangers of button batteries.
17 Jun 2014

SA: Parents warned: children and button batteries don’t mix

South Australian parents are being warned about the severe dangers of children ingesting button batteries.
12 Jun 2014

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1 Jun 2014

NSW: Parent alert: beware of button batteries

New South Wales Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe is reminding parents of the dangers coin-sized lithium button batteries pose to young children.
10 Apr 2014

NSW: Showbag checks show suppliers 100 per cent compliant

New South Wales Fair Trading product safety experts have inspected 346 show bags from eight suppliers to the 2014 Sydney Royal Easter Show, with no toys or novelty items failing tests.
28 Mar 2014

Government improves safety standard to protect kids

The Federal Government has moved to protect children from possible strangulation from corded blinds by strengthening standards for commercial installers.
28 Feb 2014

Keep button batteries out of kids' reach

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is reminding parents and carers about the risks of button batteries. Kidsafe Queensland is today launching its inaugural “Summer’s Day” to remember the children who die each year from unintentional, preventable injuries.
26 Feb 2014

QLD: Hidden household hazards for children

The Queensland Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is urging parents to be aware of hidden dangers in common household items that can cause unintentional injury or death.
13 Feb 2014

SA: Don't be blind: cords can cause child fatalities

Parents are warned to be on the lookout for household items that have the potential to be a safety hazard, and can even cause fatalities amongst small children.