Safety alerts

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.

The products are:

18 Oct 2011

Testing of foam play mats finds no safety risk to children

Recent testing of foam play mats and toys for the chemical formamide has found no evidence that these products present any risk to children.

7 Oct 2011

Warning notice to public issued in relation to Amber teething necklaces

Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, David Bradbury has issued a warning notice to the public in relation to amber teething necklaces.

24 Aug 2011

Is your music doing you damage?

Portable music players like iPods, mp3 & mp4 players can cause short-term hearing loss.

15 Jul 2011

Babies dummies and chains banned by Parliamentary Secretary to Treasurer

Babies dummies and chains with decorations (or 'bling') have been banned effective immediately following initial action taken by the NSW Fair Trading and a subsequent recommendation by the ACCC.