News

30 Oct 2012

VIC: Warning on TV and furniture tip-over hazards

Consumer Affairs Victoria is reminding Victorians to check their household furniture for stability and safety, after a five-year-old boy died when a television set fell on him at his Western Australian home.
26 Oct 2012

Introducing the Recalls mobile website

Check out the mobile-friendly version of the Product Safety Recalls Australia website!
26 Oct 2012

QLD: Warning on furniture tumble risks

The Office of Fair Trading has renewed its warning about the risks of unstable furniture and appliances following the tragic death of a child in Western Australia earlier this week (23 October).
23 Oct 2012

SA: Temporary Tattoos and Makeup on the Watch list for Halloween

Temporary tattoos, makeup and glow-in-the-dark nail polish have been removed from sale in a recent pre-Halloween product safety crackdown by the South Australia, Consumer and Business Services.
19 Oct 2012

NSW: Keep children safe around inflatable pools

New South Wales, Fair Trading Minister Anthony Roberts today issued a safety warning to parents and carers about the importance of supervising young children at all times around inflatable pools.
19 Oct 2012

International Product Safety Week Highlights Risks of Buying Online

Consumers can now check recalls internationally following the launch of a global recalls portal, GlobalRecalls. The ACCC today advised Australian consumers to avoid potential safety issues by ensuring their online purchases meet mandatory Australian Safety Standards.
19 Oct 2012

VIC: Ban extended on small powerful magnets - News alert

The Victorian Minister for Consumer Affairs, Michael O’Brien, has extended for 30 days a ban on small magnets used in certain novelty items marketed to adults.
18 Oct 2012

Straight off, straight out of reach! Staying safe with hair straighteners

Did you know that a hair straightener can get hot enough to fry an egg? Check out safety information on hair straighteners from Queensland Office of Fair Trading.

18 Oct 2012

QLD: Safety campaign aims to halt rise in burns to children

Each week in Queensland a child suffers serious burns from hair straighteners. That’s the stark reality behind the Office of Fair Trading’s latest safety campaign, Straight off, straight out of reach.
16 Oct 2012

NSW: Urgent safety recall of novelty lighters

NSW Fair Trading Minister Anthony Roberts has alerted the public to an urgent safety recall of novelty cigarette lighters that pose a risk to young children.