News

2 Dec 2014

Candle holders and decorations safety

Combustible candle holders can pose a fire risk if they catch on fire and remain on fire for more than five seconds instead of self-extinguishing.

28 Oct 2014

ACT: Ethanol burner safety warning

Consumers need to be aware of the risks associated with ethanol burners following a concerning trend of serious burns incidents across Australia, Attorney­-General, Simon Corbell, said today.

3 Sep 2014

Cots & cords don't mix: Keep cots away from blind, curtain and electrical cords

Loose or looped cords near cots can accidentally strangle and kill small children. Babies have died from being strangled in blind, curtain and electrical cords they accessed in their cots.

3 Sep 2014

Staying safe with blind and curtain cords

Loose or looped cords can be extremely dangerous. Parents and carers are urged to take the necessary steps to ensure blinds and curtains in your home don't pose a threat to your children.

5 Aug 2014

NSW: Warning on blind cord hazards

NSW Fair Trading has joined forces with Kidsafe NSW to raise awareness of the danger posed by blind cords, with the distribution of 10,000 blind cord safety device kits underway.
16 May 2014

Textiles recalled after ACCC tests reveal high levels of hazardous azo dyes

The ACCC identified a number of items as containing unacceptable concentrations of azo dyes. The ACCC has negotiated 11 recalls of 35 product lines with the affected suppliers.

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.
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.
11 Feb 2014

QLD: Blind and curtain cord safety reminder

The Queensland Office of Fair Trading is reminding Queenslanders about the dangers of blind and curtain cords after the tragic deaths of two New South Wales toddlers in the last fortnight.