News

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.
23 Feb 2015

Portable pools – Make It Safe

Portable pools pose a serious drowning risk to children. The ACCC and state and territory consumer affairs regulators have partnered with Royal Life Saving Society – Australia to educate consumers about the drowning dangers associated with portable pools and provide tips and resources to help keep kids safe.
28 Jan 2015

Safety warning notice on M Spa Inflatable Spas with 240V control box

The Minister for Small Business, the Honourable Bruce Billson, has published a Safety Warning Notice about M Spa Inflatable Spas.

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.

11 Dec 2014

Make It Safe portable pool safety campaign launched

Portable swimming pools pose a serious drowning risk to children. To combat this risk, Royal Life Saving, ACCC and consumer affairs agencies around Australia have collaborated on a portable pool safety campaign called “Make It Safe” in the lead up to Christmas and the summer period.
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.
3 Nov 2014

NSW: Safety first: portable swimming pools

New South Wales Fair Trading Minister Matthew Mason-Cox is today reminding families to be vigilant about children’s safety in and around portable pools, as we head into summer.
2 Apr 2014

NSW: Public warning on dangerous spas

New South Wales Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe is warning the public about potentially dangerous spas sold by Euromax Spas, Euromax Imports, www.euromaxspas.com.au, www.euromaxdirect.com.au, Urban Boutique Pty Ltd and its directors Gerasimos Lord and Nicholas Lord.