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September 2014 Newsletter
 
 

 
 

Welcome 


Welcome to the Product Safety Solutions first newsletter. It’s part of a new resource promoting consumer product safety in Australia and beyond.
 
Our website was launched in June this year and features blogs and a range of resources to help you in your product safety role.
 
Please also check out (and Like) Product Safety Solutions’ Facebook page where we post newsy items, safety alerts and some fun stuff – all in aid of promoting product safety with consumers and business.

 

 
 

Product recalls - get on the list!

September 29, 2014 by Gail Greatorex

 
Q: What’s the one thing you can do really quickly that will help keep you, your family or your business safe?
 
A: Register for product recall alerts
 
Consumers - You never know when something you have bought might be recalled by the supplier. Most recalls don’t get covered on the TV or radio news, and we don’t all see the newspapers.
 
Businesses - If you sell products – It pays to be aware of how products fare in your market sector. If a product similar to one that you sell gets recalled it can impact your business.
 
By registering for alerts at Product Recalls Australia, you can relax in the knowledge you will be notified any time a product is recalled.  You can even select which types of products you want to be notified about. 

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A very good news story on product safety (plus environment and development) in Africa

September 29, 2014 by Gail Greatorex

 
An estimated 110 million homes in Africa don’t have access to electricity—a figure that is forecast to grow to 250 million by 2020. These households and towns rely on kerosene lanterns to provide light: an expensive, smelly and deadly energy source.

Not only are the lanterns a fire risk, according to the journal Science, two million people a year die from kerosene fumes that build up in small, airless homes and slums. Children also present to hospitals after drinking the blue fluid, mistaking it for soft drink.
 
British charity SolarAid is attempting to make a difference by replacing kerosene lanterns across the continent with modern solar powered lighting.

A great example of lateral product safety thinking that's a win:win:win!

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Infinity Cable - Future Shock!

September 29, 2014 by Gail Greatorex

Imagine you’ve built a new home or done renovations for your family over the past two years. You endured all the disruption, the drama, the mess and the financial stress. Now you’re enjoying your new space in the knowledge that’s all behind you . . .

 
But now you’ve heard there is a recall of electrical cable that HAS BEEN INSTALLED in homes from 2010 to 2013!


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New e-book


People from all walks of life can have a say in setting product safety policy. Product Safety Solutions will soon publish a free e-book How to Influence Consumer Product Safety Policy which outlines ways that businesses, consumers and user groups can have influence.

Newsletter subscribers will be notified once the e-book is posted

 
 
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