Media releases

10 Dec 2015

WA: Pool safety a hot topic this summer

The latest annual Royal Life Saving Society drowning report found swimming pool drowning deaths have increased in Western Australia. Consumer Protection WA joins the campaign to highlight strong summer safety messages that NEED to be heard by the community.
8 Dec 2015

ACCC takes action against Ozsale over children’s nightwear

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has instituted proceedings in the Federal Court against Ozsale Pty Limited for allegedly selling children’s nightwear between July 2014 and October 2015 which did not comply with the mandatory Australian safety standard.
30 Nov 2015

NSW: Stay Safe This Summer

New South Wales Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe is urging families to be vigilant in the coming months about the dangers presented by pools, barbecues, gas cookers and inadequately maintained balconies and decks.
18 Nov 2015

SA: Warning on trampoline safety as injury numbers rise

South Australians are being reminded of the importance of trampoline safety in the lead up to summer.

16 Nov 2015

QLD: Keep the bounce in your backyard this summer

Queensland Fair Trading Executive Director Brian Bauer said trampolines used safely were a fun and entertaining way for the whole family to spend time together.
13 Nov 2015

SA: Child death highlights danger of button batteries

South Australian parents are being reminded about the severe dangers of swallowing button batteries after it was confirmed the first known Australian child has died due to accidental ingestion.
19 Oct 2015

ACCC puts electricians and builders on notice that they must replace unsafe Infinity cables

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is urging electricians and builders to replace dangerous Infinity electrical cables that were installed in up to 40,000 homes and businesses throughout Australia.
8 Oct 2015

WA: Button battery toy withdrawn from sale by Spotlight (Rainbow Light Wand)

Major national retailer Spotlight has removed a toy powered by button batteries from its shelves after Consumer Protection expressed safety concerns.
8 Oct 2015

NSW: Pre-Christmas Toy Safety Checks Underway

NSW Fair Trading has commenced its annual pre-Christmas toy safety checks targeting suburbs and towns across the state.
7 Oct 2015

QLD: Don’t fall for it: ladder safety tips

As spring has well and truly arrived and as homeowners start looking towards those DIY projects, the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is urging Queenslanders to be mindful of ladder safety.