Safety alerts

19 May 2017

Tolix replica chair recalls

Consumers are being warned to check if they have the recalled Tolix replica chairs and stools, following continued reports of injuries due to an entrapment point and sharp edges at the base of the legs of the chairs.

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.

11 Oct 2016

Samsung Galaxy Note7

Samsung is currently investigating reported issues with replacement Galaxy Note7 phones provided as a remedy following the recall on 6 September 2016.
19 Sep 2016

Button battery national strategy

With the overall objective of reducing incidents of child exposure to button batteries, a National Strategy has been developed by all Australian Consumer Law (ACL) regulators, with the ACCC playing a coordinating role.
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.