News

4 Dec 2014

SA: Safety first: Know the rules around the pool

With summer officially underway, South Australian pool owners are being encouraged to take action to make their pools safe for enjoyment.
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.

2 Dec 2014

ACCC warns of dangerous candle holders and decorations

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is urging consumers to watch out for flammable candle holders and decorations this Christmas.
1 Dec 2014

Safe sunnies: Which pair should I wear?

Exposing your eyes to very high levels of sunlight can cause serious and sometimes irreversible damage. Some sunglasses can also impair your vision in other ways.

1 Dec 2014

Wear safe sunglasses this summer

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is encouraging the community to choose the best protection for their eyes.
24 Nov 2014

QLD: Keep a cool head and stay safe this summer

As the weather heats up and Queenslanders flock to the pool or beach to cool off, the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is urging consumers to stay safe while using common summer products and accessories.
18 Nov 2014

Choke Check – the DIY safety tool for choking and ingestion hazards

Do you have or care for children under 3 years old? Get the ACCC's free do-it-yourself Choke Check tool to help you identify toys and other objects that can pose choking or ingestion hazards.

10 Nov 2014

ACCC invites industry consultation on products containing button batteries

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is seeking information from businesses that develop, manufacture or supply products that use button batteries.
3 Nov 2014

NSW: Safety first: portable swimming pools

New South Wales Fair Trading Minister Matthew Mason-Cox is today reminding families to be vigilant about children’s safety in and around portable pools, as we head into summer.
31 Oct 2014

Additional Infinity electrical cable safety recalls announced

State and Territory safety regulators have announced additional recalls of Infinity Cable.