Safety alerts

25 Feb 2014

Safety warning notice on fire wallets containing asbestos

In November 2013, the Minister for Small Business, the Honourable Bruce Billson, published a Safety Warning Notice about an asbestos risk associated with a product known as “fire wallets”.

3 Feb 2014

Electronic cigarette safety

Electronic cigarettes are devices intended to simulate the act of tobacco smoking. Consumers and suppliers should read the following to learn more about the health risks of using e-cigarettes.

23 Jan 2014

EasterSafe Campaign 2012

These Easter holidays, give yourself a break – not a product safety headache!

18 Dec 2013

Riding safely with ride-on lawnmowers

Ride-on lawnmowers pose many risks including serious injury from tipping over and significant risks to bystanders, especially children. Find out how to stay safe when using ride-on lawnmowers.

26 Nov 2013

Ceiling fan injury hazard

Children can be injured by ceiling fans, especially in the warmer months. Parents and carers should take steps to ensure children are not able to come into contact with ceiling fans.

5 Jul 2013

Wheat bag fire hazards

As the cooler weather sets in, the ACCC is warning Australians about the dangers of using wheat bags as a source of warmth and has released tips to use them safely.

2 Jul 2013

Taking care with lithium batteries around kids

With Christmas toys now running out of steam and probably needing a battery change, there are a few things to consider when using and changing lithium batteries.

4 Feb 2013

Pram and stroller safety

The ACCC is urging parents and carers to follow some simple safety tips when using prams and strollers.

18 Jan 2013

Recalled cheeses linked to deaths

Two deaths and a miscarriage have been linked, by state and territory health authorities, to listeria infections attributed to a range of Jindi soft cheeses.