News

5 Jun 2017

Winter safety

As cooler weather sets in around the country, the ACCC has product safety tips to help Australians be more aware of how they can avoid burns, injury and death while trying to stay warm.

24 Jul 2015

Winter safe

Stay safe as you keep warm this winter - see our top tips and video.

8 Jul 2015

No change to hot water bottle mandatory safety standard

The ACCC has completed its review of the mandatory safety standard for hot water bottles and concluded it should be maintained in its current form.
3 Sep 2014

NSW: Warning: electric hot water bottle recall

NSW Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe is urging consumers not to use electric hot water bottles, also known as electric heat packs, that are being recalled after a South Australian woman suffered serious burns when one of these products ruptured.
5 Jul 2013

Wheat bag fire hazards

As the cooler weather sets in, the ACCC is warning Australians about the dangers of using wheat bags as a source of warmth and has released tips to use them safely.

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.

12 May 2011

Warning notice to public issued in relation to Keratin Complex Intense Rx

Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, David Bradbury has issued a warning notice to the public in relation to ‘Keratin Complex Intense Rx’, a restructuring serum for hair.

21 Jul 2009

Suppliers scolded over illegal hot water bottles

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is leading a nation-wide blitz on unsafe hot water bottles after more than 10 people in New South Wales were hospitalised with severe burns this winter alone.