News

21 Feb 2014

NSW: Portable pool safety a NSW priority

New South Wales Fair Trading will begin compliance checks on retailers of portable swimming pools across the state next week, in the lead up to new national safety laws coming into effect on 30 March.
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

Survey: Quad bike safety video ideas

The ACCC is inviting Australians aged 18 and over who have recreational quad biking experience to participate in a 10-minute survey. The responses will help develop a consumer video on quad bike safety.
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.
3 Feb 2014

Electronic cigarette safety

Electronic cigarettes are devices intended to simulate the act of tobacco smoking. Consumers and suppliers should read the following to learn more about the health risks of using e-cigarettes.

3 Feb 2014

QLD: Portable pool safety warning

With Queensland in the midst of a hot summer, the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is warning consumers about the dangers portable and inflatable pools pose to young children.
24 Jan 2014

Trolley jacks recalled after failing ACCC testing

Four different types of trolley jacks have been recalled after ACCC surveillance identified a number of products which did not meet the requirements of the mandatory safety standard.
23 Jan 2014

EasterSafe Campaign 2012

These Easter holidays, give yourself a break – not a product safety headache!

8 Jan 2014

SA: Product recall on diving vest

Acting South Australian Minister for Business Services and Consumers Jack Snelling today announced a compulsory national recall of a faulty diving vest - the Saekodive Buoyancy Compensator, otherwise known as Saekodive BC.
6 Jan 2014

NSW: Pool safety warning from fair trading

Acting Fair Trading Commissioner John Tansey today issued a warning to consumers about the dangers presented by inflatable and portable pools.