News

19 Oct 2017

Minister tells fitness buffs to keep hiking and biking

SAFETY standards for exercise bikes and treadmills have been maintained to ensure the safety of users, Minister for Small Business Michael McCormack says.

10 Mar 2017

Keeping kids’ soccer goals safe

Moveable soccer goals, which are subject to a safety standard due to the risk of toppling over, have been reviewed by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

18 Dec 2015

ACCC urges safe riding after quad bike deaths rise this year

To prevent quad bike accidents this summer, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is warning the community to be fully prepared, wear protective gear and ride safe.
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.
18 Nov 2015

SA: Warning on trampoline safety as injury numbers rise

South Australians are being reminded of the importance of trampoline safety in the lead up to summer.

16 Nov 2015

QLD: Keep the bounce in your backyard this summer

Queensland Fair Trading Executive Director Brian Bauer said trampolines used safely were a fun and entertaining way for the whole family to spend time together.
9 Nov 2015

Trampoline safety – It's flippin' important

An estimated eight kids a day are injured by trampolines in Australia, and hundreds of Australian children are taken to hospital every year for trampoline-related injuries.

15 Dec 2014

WA: Summer safety warning about portable pools

Consumer Protection Western Australia is reminding parents and carers of young children about the potential risk of infants drowning in shallow portable pools this summer.

1 Dec 2014

Wear safe sunglasses this summer

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is encouraging the community to choose the best protection for their eyes.
24 Nov 2014

QLD: Keep a cool head and stay safe this summer

As the weather heats up and Queenslanders flock to the pool or beach to cool off, the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is urging consumers to stay safe while using common summer products and accessories.