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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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  • Date: 15th December 2014
    Consumer Protection Western Australia is reminding parents and carers of young children about the potential risk of infants drowning in shallow portable pools this summer.
  • Date: 12th December 2014
    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is alerting consumers that Mountain View Farm Organic Bath Milk has been recalled today. The bath milk contains raw, or unpasteurised, milk and is sold in one and two litre varieties.
  • Date: 11th December 2014
    Portable swimming pools pose a serious drowning risk to children. To combat this risk, Royal Life Saving, ACCC and consumer affairs agencies around Australia have collaborated on a portable pool safety campaign called “Make It Safe” in the lead up to Christmas and the summer period.

Alerts

  • 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.
  • Santa's checking another list twice: his gift safety checklist. Are YOU giving safe gifts? Follow the steps in the Safe Santa checklist to find out.
  • Many Australians have died or have been seriously injured from quad bikes (four-wheeled motorbikes) – including children. Watch the video and follow the safety steps to prepare, wear and ride safely when using quad bikes.

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