Publications

Hot water bottles - Safety alert

This brochure provides a check-list and information on how to use a hot water bottle safely.

Date published: 
28 Jun 2010

Reduced fire risk cigarettes - Supplier guide

Under the Australian Consumer Law, mandatory consumer product safety standards are introduced when considered reasonably necessary to prevent or reduce the risk of injury. This guide provides a summary of the requirements for supply of reduced fire risk cigarettes.

Date published: 
13 May 2010

Treadmills - Supplier guide

Under the Australian Consumer Law, mandatory consumer product safety standards are introduced when considered reasonably necessary to prevent or reduce the risk of injury. This guide provides a summary of the requirements for supply of treadmills.

Date published: 
9 Mar 2010

Flotation toys and swimming aids - Supplier bulletin

The ACCC is keen to alert suppliers to requirements of two new mandatory product safety standards: Flotation and aquatic toys and Swimming and flotation aids.

Date published: 
11 Aug 2009

Treadmills (domestic) - Safety alert

Over the last three years, more than 100 serious accidents associated with treadmills have occurred in Australian homes. This brochure offers safety guidelines for protecting your children.

Date published: 
6 Nov 2008

Basketball rings and backboards - Poster

This poster provides safety information for installing and using basketball rings and backboards.  It also features the key message: Don't swing on the basketball ring.

Date published: 
16 Sep 2008

Novelty contact lenses - Safety alert

Non-prescription contact lenses, also known as cosmetic lenses, novelty lenses, crazy lenses, fancy lenses or fashion lenses are becoming increasingly popular. The misuse of non-prescription contact lenses can cause eye harm ranging from mild infection to blindness.

Date published: 
30 Nov 2007

Banned DEG in toothpaste - Supplier bulletin

The bulletin provides information on the ban of toothpaste containing more than 0.25 per cent by weight of diethylene glycol (DEG), which was declared on 3 August 2007.

Date published: 
18 Sep 2007

Basketball rings and backboards - Safety alert

This brochure provides information on installation and safe use of basketball rings and backboards.

Date published: 
10 Oct 2005

Exercise cycles - Supplier guide

Exercise cycles are subject to a consumer product safety standard designed to reduce injury associated with their use. More specifically, it aims to reduce the incidence of injuries to the fingers, hands, toes and feet of young children.

Date published: 
31 Dec 2000