News

5 Dec 2014

ACCC warns parents about quad bike dangers for kids

In the lead up to summer holidays, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is warning about the dangers of children riding quad bikes meant for adults.
8 Oct 2014

DIY safety: beware of dangers to yourself and to others

When completing do-it-yourself projects around the home, remember that safety comes first for yourself and for others.

5 Sep 2014

QLD: Dads reminded to take care with new Father’s Day toys

The Queensland Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is joining consumer protection agencies nationwide in September to promote the Don't be a tool initiative, which reminds men to take care when doing work around the house.
5 Sep 2014

ACCC urges DIY dads to beware of dangers

This Father’s Day, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is reminding dads that safety comes first when completing DIY projects around the home.
3 Sep 2014

SA: Don't be a tool: avoid injuries with DIY work

The State’s consumer watchdog is urging South Australians to take extra care when working around the house or on their cars.
2 Sep 2014

NSW: Don't be a tool - Tips to stay safe with DIY

New South Wales Fair Trading Minister, Matthew Mason-Cox, today is urging do-it-yourself enthusiasts to proceed with caution when doing work around the home or under their vehicle this Father’s Day.
1 Sep 2014

NSW: Safety warning: Australian RV Gooseneck trailer and Hijack Fifth Wheel Assembly Hitch

New South Wales Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe today issued a public warning about the safety of Australian RV Gooseneck 5th wheeler trailers and Hijacker Fifth Wheel Assembly Hitches due to non-compliance with Australian Design Rules.
22 Aug 2014

Don't be a jackass with jacks video

DON'T BE A JACKASS WITH JACKS. People have been crushed to death or severely injured when they have not used jacks, support stands or ramps properly.

16 Apr 2014

NSW: Quad bike national safety campaign

New South Wales Fair Trading Minister Stuart Ayres has welcomed the launch of a national safety campaign to raise awareness on the dangers of quad bikes.
15 Apr 2014

ACCC warns of quad bike risks in lead up to Easter

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is urging safe quad bike use ahead of the Easter long weekend. Sadly, there have been five quad bike related deaths this year, with 60 deaths reported between 2011 and 2013.