With the Easter holidays approaching the ACCC is reminding consumers that State gas regulators have stopped the sale of many portable butane gas 'lunchbox' cookers as they fail some safety requirements of the relevant gas appliance standard. If you own one of these cookers, please stop using it immediately.
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.
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.
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.