Safety alerts

13 Sep 2016

Ladder safety matters national campaign

In one year in Australia, 1668 people aged 65 years and over were hospitalised because they fell from a ladder. Sixty-two per cent of those injuries occurred in or around their home.*

14 Jan 2016

Safety Warning Notice on Hoverboards

The Minister for Small Business and Assistant Treasurer, the Honourable Kelly O'Dwyer, has published a Safety Warning Notice on hoverboards.

7 Jan 2016

Product safety tips for online shopping

Be careful when buying online. Check your purchases meet mandatory Australian requirements.

24 Dec 2015

Safe Summer 2015

Stay safe this summer by knowing how to check for unsafe products and get tips on how to use common summertime products safely.

18 Dec 2015

Quad bikes: Prepare safe, wear safe, ride safe

Many Australians have died or have been seriously injured from quad bikes (four-wheeled motorbikes) – including children.

3 Dec 2015

Baby sling safety

Baby slings can be dangerous for your baby if worn incorrectly or if the wrong type of sling is used. Check out this alert for tips on choosing, wearing and using slings safely.

9 Nov 2015

Trampoline safety – It's flippin' important

An estimated eight kids a day are injured by trampolines in Australia, and hundreds of Australian children are taken to hospital every year for trampoline-related injuries.

4 Nov 2015

The Battery Controlled – Button battery safety

Button batteries can be found in many household items.

7 Oct 2015

ACCC testing prompts recalls of fire risk cigarettes

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has negotiated recalls with two suppliers of cigarettes in Australia after testing revealed their products fail to comply with the mandatory safet

22 Sep 2015

Teething Necklace Safety – Avoid strangulation or choking

Teething necklaces are primarily designed to be worn as jewellery, but they provide an additional function as a teether for babies.