News

20 Jun 2014

QLD: Baby slings film teaches parents to carry with care

Baby sling safety is at the centre of a new instructional film released by the Queensland Office of Fair Trading after three deaths in Australia were associated with the popular carriers.
19 Jun 2014

WA: Further update to warning on dangerous solar isolating switches

EnergySafety has issued an update on the public warnings about dangerous switches used in some solar systems, issued on May 21 and May 23.
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

NSW: Warning on recalled heaters

New South Wales Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe today issued a warning on recalled and dangerous electric heaters, including the Sunair model FHS35 plastic bodied fan heater recalled in 2009.
12 Jun 2014

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11 Jun 2014

NSW: Warning on dangerous gas cabinet heaters

Following a fire at a Rose Bay unit last night, New South Wales Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe and Fire & Rescue NSW Commissioner Greg Mullins today reissued a warning on dangerous gas cabinet heaters.
4 Jun 2014

NSW: Electric blanket recall

New South Wales Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe is urging consumers to check the safety of their electric blankets, following a series of voluntary recalls in recent months.
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.