Safety alerts

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.

11 Jan 2013

ACCC tortures toys – what do you do?

The ACCC tortures toys to keep kids safe. What can you do? Find out here!

18 Dec 2012

Children’s nightwear safety alert

Check out these tips on helping to reduce fire risks from your children's nightwear.

18 Oct 2012

Straight off, straight out of reach! Staying safe with hair straighteners

Did you know that a hair straightener can get hot enough to fry an egg? Check out safety information on hair straighteners from Queensland Office of Fair Trading.

10 Sep 2012

ACCC’s Product Safety Twitter account updated: new look and name

We’ve given our Product Safety Twitter account a brand new look.

29 May 2012

Queensland Fair Trading releases steps for safe viewing of astronomical events

This year two rare astronomical events will take place in Australia, the Transit of Venus and a total solar eclipse.

19 Dec 2011

Additional teeth whiteners containing unsafe levels of peroxide recalled

An additional five teeth whitening kits have been recalled due to unsafe levels of either hydrogen peroxide and/or carbamide peroxide.

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