News

15 Nov 2018

Portable pools - Make It Safe

Consumer protection and product safety regulators have joined forces with Royal Life Saving Society - Australia to educate parents and carers about the drowning dangers associated with portable pools, along with tips to keep kids safe.
18 Dec 2017

Swim safe this summer

Summer is one of the best times of year to jump in the pool or head to the beach but some of the everyday products used to make this time enjoyable can be hazardous especially for children.

5 Jan 2017

Vic: Warning about the use of inflatable air loungers in water

Consumer Affairs Victoria is warning consumers against using inflatable air loungers in water following reports of near drownings.
4 Jan 2017

NSW: Warning about the use of inflatable air loungers in water

NSW Fair Trading is warning consumers against using inflatable air loungers in water following reports of near drownings.
14 Sep 2016

Ladder safety campaign for Aussie men

A new national education campaign encourages Australian men to consider their safety and avoid engaging in risky ladder use.

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.*

19 Dec 2015

NSW: Mermaid Tail Safety Warning

New South Wales Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe and CHOICE are warning consumers of the potential dangers of mermaid tails, a water play product that binds a child’s legs and acts as a flipper so the child can swim like a mermaid.
10 Dec 2015

WA: Pool safety a hot topic this summer

The latest annual Royal Life Saving Society drowning report found swimming pool drowning deaths have increased in Western Australia. Consumer Protection WA joins the campaign to highlight strong summer safety messages that NEED to be heard by the community.
30 Nov 2015

NSW: Stay Safe This Summer

New South Wales Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe is urging families to be vigilant in the coming months about the dangers presented by pools, barbecues, gas cookers and inadequately maintained balconies and decks.
7 Oct 2015

QLD: Don’t fall for it: ladder safety tips

As spring has well and truly arrived and as homeowners start looking towards those DIY projects, the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is urging Queenslanders to be mindful of ladder safety.