ACCC shares button battery safety message

If swallowed, button batteries can become stuck in a child's throat and result in catastrophic injuries in under two...

If swallowed, button batteries can become stuck in a child's throat and result in catastrophic injuries in under two hours and even death. Insertion of button batteries into body orifices such as ears and noses can also lead to significant injuries. Sadly in Australia, one child a month is...

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Retail pushes for the safety of toys sold online

This World Children’s Day retailers and businesses are doing their part in protecting children by ensuring all toys sold...

This World Children’s Day retailers and businesses are doing their part in protecting children by ensuring all toys sold online are safe for children and removing unsafe toys immediately. The ACCC is co-leading the OECD global awareness campaign on the safety of toys sold online, which aims to help consumers make an...

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Button batteries: Tiny batteries, big danger

The ACCC have issued a media release advising households of the dangers of button batteries, following the tragic death...

The ACCC have issued a media release advising households of the dangers of button batteries, following the tragic death of yet another child in late July. The ACCC advises consumers that there are a number of ways to prevent this from happening including: Check before you buy Secure button batteries ...

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Toppling furniture and televisions: Anchor them for child safety

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today released a Best Practice Guide for Furniture and Television Tip-Over Prevention in...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today released a Best Practice Guide for Furniture and Television Tip-Over Prevention in an effort to improve child safety. Each year hundreds of children suffer injuries as a result of furniture and televisions toppling on them, with some suffering fatal injuries. NRA CEO Dominique Lamb...

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UPDATED NEWSFLASH: State Wage Case: Increase For P&Cs, and Before and After School Care Workers

Please note, further to our communication last week, that an error has been identified with calculations relating to the...

Please note, further to our communication last week, that an error has been identified with calculations relating to the 2.4% wage rate increase for the Children’s Services Award, effective 1 September 2016.  This error has been rectified and a new wage rate summary can be accessed by logging into...

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CEO’s sleepout for a good cause

On any given night 1 in 200 people in Australia are homeless with over 105,000 people without permanent accommodation...

On any given night 1 in 200 people in Australia are homeless with over 105,000 people without permanent accommodation each year. From those, 2 out of 3 people who look for crisis housing are turned away due to a lack of vacancies.The road to homelessness is different for each...

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