Publications

Product Safety - a guide for businesses and legal practitioners

The Product Safety guide covers the new national product safety regime.

Date published: 
23 Dec 2010

Important Notice - Review of this publication following the implementation of the ACL

Publications available on this website are under review following the introduction of the Australian Consumer Law on 1 January 2011.

Date published: 
17 Dec 2010

ACCC research survey of Formaldehyde in Cosmetics

In late 2010, the ACCC identified a number of overseas reports and received anecdotal complaints from consumers and salon operators alleging excessive formaldehyde concentrations in cosmetics, particularly in hair straightening products.

Date published: 
30 Nov 2010

Children's toys containing magnets - Supplier guide

Under the Australian Consumer Law, mandatory 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 children’s toys containing magnets.

Date published: 
17 Nov 2010

Portable spas, pools, potty skimmers and outlets - Supplier guide

Under the Australian Consumer Law, product safety bans are introduced when considered reasonably necessary to prevent or reduce the risk of injury. This guide provides a summary of the ban on supply of:

Date published: 
8 Nov 2010

Help cut mobility scooter accidents

Mobility scooters, gophers or buggies are a great way to get to the shops or around your community if you have physical problems that make it hard for you to walk distances.

Date published: 
7 Sep 2010

Queensland bunk bed - Poster

This poster outlines safety information about bunk beds.

Date published: 
23 Jul 2010

Fixed-gear pedal bicycles - Supplier bulletin

This bulletin alerts suppliers of pedal bicycles about serious safety issues related to fixed-gear bicycles, or ‘fixies’.

Date published: 
12 Jul 2010

Lead and certain elements in children’s toys and finger paints - Supplier bulletin

This bulletin provides information on the mandatory standard for lead and certain elements in children's toys and finger paints. It outlines the hazards related to these products, requirements of the mandatory standard and the responsibilities of the supplier.
Date published: 
30 Jun 2010

Children’s toys containing magnets - Supplier bulletin

This bulletin provides information on the new mandatory standard for children’s toys containing magnets. It outlines the hazards related to these products, requirements of the mandatory standard and the responsibilities of the supplier.
Date published: 
30 Jun 2010