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News and alerts contains a variety of up-to-date product safety information for consumers, suppliers, community groups and regulators across Australia.

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Media releases

  • Date: 1st April 2015
    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is warning consumers that six models of ‘lunchbox’ gas cookers have defective over-pressure valves that pose a risk of explosion and injury.
  • Date: 31st March 2015
    Following legal proceedings filed by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission in the Federal Court, Online Dealz Pty Ltd (Online Dealz) and its director and sole shareholder Janet Lucas have provided undertakings to the Court to refrain from supplying baby cots and strollers which the ACCC alleges do not comply with mandatory safety standards pending further orders.
  • Date: 26th March 2015
    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is urging the community to get a licensed electrician to check if degrading Infinity electrical cables are installed in their homes or businesses, as recent progress reports show that only 179 premises have so far been rectified and approximately 5 per cent of the supplied cable remediated.

Alerts

  • Laundry capsules (also known as laundry pods) can be dangerous for your child if left within his or her reach. See this alert for tips on storing and handling these products safely.
  • Portable pools pose a serious drowning risk to children. The ACCC and state and territory consumer affairs regulators have partnered with Royal Life Saving Society – Australia to educate consumers about the drowning dangers associated with portable pools and provide tips and resources to help keep kids safe.
  • The Minister for Small Business, the Honourable Bruce Billson, has published a Safety Warning Notice about M Spa Inflatable Spas. There is a risk of electrocution to consumers due to a failure of insulation between a live part of the heating element and its metallic enclosure.

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