News

20 Apr 2017

Kids’ nightwear safety boosted by new product standard

Children's nightwear has a new safety standard, with highly-flammable garments excluded from sale and better labelling for fire warning, Small Business Minister Michael McCormack says.

12 Apr 2017

Takata airbag recalls affecting Australian consumers

A number of car recalls have been announced in Australia for Takata front passenger and driver airbags.

12 Apr 2017

NSW: Anchor furniture to keep our kids safe

Today, NSW Fair Trading and other consumer affairs agencies across the country are launching a campaign to ensure parents and carers know how to protect their children and prevent a serious accident from toppling furniture and TVs.

4 Apr 2017

Stay safe when using ‘occy straps’

The Minister for Small Business, the Hon Michael McCormack MP, has made a new safety standard for elastic luggage straps.

3 Apr 2017

Toppling furniture and televisions: Anchor them and save a child’s life

Tragically, up to two children die every year from furniture or TVs toppling over.

16 Mar 2017

Decorative alcohol fuelled devices

On 16 March 2017, the Minister for Small Business, the Hon Michael McCormack MP, announced an interim ban on the supply of certain decorative alcohol fuelled devices, also known as ethanol burners, throughout Australia.

10 Mar 2017

Keeping kids’ soccer goals safe

Moveable soccer goals, which are subject to a safety standard due to the risk of toppling over, have been reviewed by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

5 Jan 2017

Vic: Warning about the use of inflatable air loungers in water

Consumer Affairs Victoria is warning consumers against using inflatable air loungers in water following reports of near drownings.
4 Jan 2017

NSW: Warning about the use of inflatable air loungers in water

NSW Fair Trading is warning consumers against using inflatable air loungers in water following reports of near drownings.
24 Dec 2016

Tas: Ban on portable decorative ethanol burners

An interim ban on portable decorative ethanol burners has been enacted in Tasmania.