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An Industry Code to reduce the risk of death and life threatening injuries to children from button battery ingestion has been developed by retailers, associations, and product safety consultants with input from the ACCC and state and territory consumer safety regulators.
The national education campaign ‘Ladder safety matters’ encourages older Australian men to stop and think before they use a ladder.
Buying online is a great way to save time and get access to a variety of products. However, make sure you understand your rights and the risks before you shop online or bid in an online auction.
From a child’s point of view, your home looks like a big playground. But there are hidden dangers they don’t recognise. Product of Office of Fair Trading - OFT (QLD)
Bunk beds can be a great space-saving option for smaller rooms and kids love them. If your children are using bunk beds... Product of Office of Fair Trading - OFT (QLD)
Prams and strollers help you get out and about with your baby. However, prams and strollers can roll-away or tip-over, causing serious injuries. Product of Office of Fair Trading - OFT (QLD)
A trampoline can be lots of fun, especially for young children. Before your child plays on a trampoline... Product of Office of Fair Trading - OFT (QLD)
Using a treadmill at home is a convenient and great way to get fit. However, if you have young children you need to take care. Product of Office of Fair Trading - OFT (QLD)
Your baby will spend a lot of time in their cot so it’s important to keep the sleeping environment safe and secure. Product of Office of Fair Trading - OFT (QLD)
A portable cot is great for sleepovers and travelling, but should not be used for permanent sleeping arrangements. However, you need to use it correctly to avoid injuries to your child. Product of Office of Fair Trading - OFT (QLD)
Button batteries are small round silver batteries.They are attractive to young children as they are bright, shiny and easy to swallow. If a battery is swallowed, it can lead to serious burns resulting in internal bleeding or death.
When you arrive at your holiday accommodation it’s important to make sure it’s safe for your family. Products you hire must also be safe. Product of Office of Fair Trading - OFT (QLD)
Attention builders and electricians. There is faulty electrical cabling in thousands of Australian homes and businesses. Time is running out before the cables become a fire or electrocution risk. You could be liable for damages or fines if you haven’t taken steps to remediate the faulty cable.

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