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Consumer safety

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Last reviewed: May 2018

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Product safety - NT.GOV.AU

Find out where to get information about product safety and recalls.

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Your child's safety

Your child's safety is in your hands from buying cots, prams, strollers, car seat, toys and nightclothes to hot water safety and child-resistant packaging.

Read more on Pregnancy, Birth & Baby website

Ensuring blood safety | Australian Red Cross Blood Service

All blood donations undergo a number of tests at the Blood Service to ensure product safety and quality. Testing is also performed at the hospital before you receive a transfusion.

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Medicine and poisons safety in the home

Reliable and trusted advice about the importance of child-resistant packaging, how to reduce the risk of poisoning and what to do if your child swallows a poison.

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Permeate everything you need to know about milk standardisation | Nutrition Australia

Source: Dairy Australia Milk is a highly nutritious, safe and natural food. Consumers today can choose from a wide array of different products including no fat, low fat or calcium enriched milk.

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Guide to prams and strollers

Here is practical and trusted advice on the do's and dont's of buying a pram or stroller and Australian safety standards.

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When is child-resistant packaging not child resistant? | Australian Prescriber

A six-year-old boy presented to hospital after accessing his fathers lithium tablets. It was unclear how many tablets were in the container and whether the ...

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About alerts | Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)

The TGA issues alerts to advise consumers, health professionals and industry about new safety information regarding therapeutic products.

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Safety information for consumers | Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)

The TGA monitors the safety of therapeutic goods in Australia and can take action to address safety concerns.

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Generic medicines and branded medicines | myVMC

Generic medication and branded medication: Abranded drug is the original product that has undergone and passed the rigorous tests and evaluations involved in developing a pharmaceutical product. A generic drug is a copy of the original branded product.

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