News

29 May 2017

Thousands of homes remain at risk of house fires

Thousands of homeowners across Australia remain at risk of electrocution or house fires due to faulty Infinity electrical cables installed in their homes.

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.

11 May 2017

Simpler standard for baby dummies and dummy chains

Babies’ dummies and dummy chains will be subject to a single product safety standard following a review by the consumer watchdog, Small Business Minister Michael McCormack says.

8 May 2017

E-cigarette companies to pay penalties

The Federal Court found that each of Joystick, Social-Lites and Elusion contravened the ACL by making representations that their products did not contain harmful carcinogens and toxins, when this was not the case.

28 Apr 2017

Takata airbag recalls affecting Australian consumers

A number of car recalls have been announced in Australia for Takata front passenger and driver airbags. There have been injuries and deaths from faulty Takata airbags.

20 Apr 2017

Kids’ nightwear safety boosted by new product standard

Children's nightwear has a new safety standard, with highly-flammable garments excluded from sale and better labelling for fire warning, Small Business Minister Michael McCormack says.

12 Apr 2017

NSW: Anchor furniture to keep our kids safe

Today, NSW Fair Trading and other consumer affairs agencies across the country are launching a campaign to ensure parents and carers know how to protect their children and prevent a serious accident from toppling furniture and TVs.

4 Apr 2017

Stay safe when using ‘occy straps’

The Minister for Small Business, the Hon Michael McCormack MP, has made a new safety standard for elastic luggage straps.

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.

16 Mar 2017

Decorative alcohol fuelled devices

On 16 March 2017, the Minister for Small Business, the Hon Michael McCormack MP, announced an interim ban on the supply of certain decorative alcohol fuelled devices, also known as ethanol burners, throughout Australia.