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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: 17th May 2016
    About 50 West Australian children are taken to hospital with cot-related injuries each year, prompting a new campaign to educate parents about the safety of second-hand cots.
  • Date: 16th May 2016
    New South Wales Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe said consumers should consider several cold weather safety warnings as temperatures start to drop with the onset of autumn and pay heed to recent heater recalls of dual burner butane stoves.
  • Date: 11th May 2016
    The Minister for Small Business and Assistant Treasurer, the Hon Kelly O'Dwyer today announced the national interim ban on hoverboards that do not meet safety standards is to be extended.

Alerts

  • Small children have died or suffered serious injuries from unstable furniture that has tipped over. You can help prevent death or serious injury to small children from toppling furniture.
  • Poisoning or injury from chemical exposure is a major cause of accidental death and injury to Australian children under 5 years of age.
  • The Minister for Small Business and Assistant Treasurer, the Honourable Kelly O'Dwyer, has published a Safety Warning Notice on hoverboards.

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