Publications

Consumer protection notice No. 3 of 2012 - Safety warning notice (Small high-powered rare-earth magnets)

Safety warning notice about adult novelty products that contain small high-powered rare-earth magnets. The products are marketed under various names including 'BuckyBalls', 'Neocubes' and 'Neodymium sphere magnets'.
Date published: 
2 Jul 2012

Button battery safety - The Battery Controlled fact card

This fact card is part of the 'The Battery Controlled' campaign. It provides button battery hazard information, as well as safety tips to help prevent children's serious injury or death.
Date published: 
3 Apr 2012

Button battery safety - The Battery Controlled poster

This poster is part of the 'The Battery Controlled' campaign. It highlights button battery hazards as well as some safety steps to help prevent children dying or being severely injured.
Date published: 
3 Apr 2012

Consumer protection notice No. 35 of 2011 - Safety warning notice (Amber teething necklaces)

Amber teething necklaces and bracelets consist of amber beads which are a fossilised tree resin and range in colour from yellow to white and beige and brown. The products are sold by a range of suppliers under a variety of names.
Date published: 
30 Sep 2011

Prams and strollers

Provides a safety checklist and information on what to look for when buying prams and strollers and using them safely.

Date published: 
1 Sep 2011

Consumer protection notice No. 32 of 2011 - Proposed ban notice (Babies' dummy chains)

Dummy chains are used to attach a babies' dummy to its clothing and are therefore likely to be chewed or mouthed by the child.
Date published: 
18 Aug 2011

Consumer protection notice No. 31 of 2011 - Proposed ban notice (Babies' dummies)

The Draft Notice proposes to revoke the interim ban on babies' dummies to which there are crystals, beads or other similar ornaments attached to the ring or handle or plug or shield.
Date published: 
18 Aug 2011

Suggested practice for drawstrings on children’s clothing

To reduce the risk drawstrings pose to Australian children, the ACCC has developed these voluntary guidelines for the Australian market based on US and European standards.
Date published: 
15 Jun 2011

Swimming pool skimmer boxes

To a child, an uncovered skimmer box looks like a potty or seat. Find out how to make sure your skimmer box is safe by reading this safety alert.
Date published: 
3 Jun 2011

Children's projectile toys: supplier guide

This guide provides a summary of the safety requirements for the supply of children’s projectile toys.
Date published: 
17 Mar 2011