Sunday Territorian 14 Feb 2016
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08 NEWS SUNDAY FEBRUARY 14 2016 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 PARENTS consulting Australias No.1 user-ratings website to advise them on buying a child stroller are putting their youngsters at risk of serious harm, including strangulation. News Corp Australia has discovered four of the five topranked strollers on productreview.com.au failed safety testing by Australias leading product reviewer, Choice. Four were not recommended. The other had not been tested. Choice defines not recommended as meaning failed at least one major safety or durability test. The four reviewed strollers had at least one major safety failure. Choice said major failures included strangulation hazards from the harness, head entrapment and tendency to Fancied strollers fail test tip over. ProductReview managing director Elmar Shar said user ratings provide a great source of information when choosing the right product but just like with any publication, consumers should be looking at multiple sources for information when making a purchasing decision. Its important to note that productreview.com.au doesnt simply provide an overall rating for a product but requires users to justify their ratings, and explain any shortcomings a product may have, Mr Shar added. Choice would not comment. It recently began soliciting user reviews. The findings have emerged after American research found user ratings are a perfect storm of forces that conspire to create a powerful illusion of validity. JOHN ROLFE Pryden Priestley, Jase Dowson and Truant Priestley were out supporting the Eels at Anzac Oval Picture: JUSTIN KENNEDY PARRAMATTA fans flocked to Anzac Oval to see their beloved Eels take on the Gold Coast Titans in Alice Springs last night. The trip marked the Eels third visit to the Red Centre in as many years as part of a deal with the Northern Territory Government, with the ground littered with fans dressed in blue and gold. Alice Springs resident Cam Bellis brought his family to the ground to give them a chance to see his favourite side take the field. Its great, great for the kids and great for the community to see the stars come out, Mr Bellis said. Im originally a Sydney boy so I miss seeing all the guys playing on weekends. I grew up in the Parramatta area and now I live here so its fantastic to see them up here. The Eels and the Titans battled it out for the Royal Flying Doctor Service Cup, with representative stars such as Tim Mannah, David Shillington and Chris McQueen taking the field. In the end, the two teams played out a 20-all draw in searing heat. Eels fans front up for clash with Titans ANTHONY GEPPA Lord Mayor, Katrina Fong Lim cordially invites the Darwin community to attend the Bombing of Darwin Day CO M M E M O R AT I V E S E R V I C E frontlineaustralia.com.au This national day of observance acknowledges the 64 air raids on Darwin and the men and women who served, on this day 74 years ago. and scene-setting elements at air raid on this day. Join us as we pay homage 9.30am Friday 19 February 2016 Darwin Cenotaph, The Esplanade Visit darwin.nt.gov.au or call 8930 0300 for more on Council programs and services