News

13 Nov 2015

SA: Child death highlights danger of button batteries

South Australian parents are being reminded about the severe dangers of swallowing button batteries after it was confirmed the first known Australian child has died due to accidental ingestion.
9 Nov 2015

Trampoline safety – It's flippin' important

An estimated eight kids a day are injured by trampolines in Australia, and hundreds of Australian children are taken to hospital every year for trampoline-related injuries.

4 Nov 2015

The Battery Controlled – Button battery safety

Button batteries can be found in many household items.

19 Oct 2015

ACCC puts electricians and builders on notice that they must replace unsafe Infinity cables

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is urging electricians and builders to replace dangerous Infinity electrical cables that were installed in up to 40,000 homes and businesses throughout Australia.
8 Oct 2015

WA: Button battery toy withdrawn from sale by Spotlight (Rainbow Light Wand)

Major national retailer Spotlight has removed a toy powered by button batteries from its shelves after Consumer Protection expressed safety concerns.
8 Oct 2015

NSW: Pre-Christmas Toy Safety Checks Underway

NSW Fair Trading has commenced its annual pre-Christmas toy safety checks targeting suburbs and towns across the state.
7 Oct 2015

ACCC testing prompts recalls of fire risk cigarettes

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has negotiated recalls with two suppliers of cigarettes in Australia after testing revealed their products fail to comply with the mandatory safet

7 Oct 2015

QLD: Don’t fall for it: ladder safety tips

As spring has well and truly arrived and as homeowners start looking towards those DIY projects, the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is urging Queenslanders to be mindful of ladder safety.
25 Sep 2015

SA: Safety warning over sweet-smelling scented erasers

Business Services and Consumers Minister Gail Gago today issued a safety warning related to a gumball machine that dispenses colourful balls used by children as erasers.

22 Sep 2015

Teething Necklace Safety – Avoid strangulation or choking

Teething necklaces are primarily designed to be worn as jewellery, but they provide an additional function as a teether for babies.