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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.

News

Media releases

  • Date: 1st September 2015
    The Queensland Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is ramping up its scrutiny of online traders and marketplaces as part of an ongoing operation to ensure compliance with mandatory product safety standards.
  • Date: 31st August 2015
    WA owners of recalled models of Samsung top loader washing machines are being advised by Consumer Protection to urgently seek a refund from their retailer or supplier.
  • Date: 28th August 2015
    The Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia has, in part, allowed an appeal by the ACCC against a decision of Justice Rangiah in the Federal Court, which had dismissed certain allegations against Dateline Imports Pty Ltd (Dateline Imports).

Alerts

  • Teething necklaces are products designed as jewellery with an additional function of being a teether for young children to chew on during the teething process. It is well known that teething can be a painful process and pressure on the baby’s teeth from chewing may relieve the pain.
  • When swallowed, small coin-sized lithium button batteries can get stuck in a child's throat and cause severe burns or death. Order your fact card and poster for more information, including safety tips.
  • Although ethanol fireplaces and table top burners can be attractive home décor items that are used indoors and outdoors, they can cause burn injuries to you and your family members and property damage to your home. Watch the video and follow the tips to help stay safe.

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