Publications

Consumer protection notice No. 1 of 2014 - Results of investigation (Fire wallets)

Fire wallets are a product used by magic enthusiasts and are also a novelty item. They have the appearance of a regular leather wallet but when opened they can produce a large flame.
Date published: 
25 Feb 2014

Testing to product standards: Principles for test organisations

This guide is to help test agencies and organisations test consumer goods according to mandatory safety standards and bans.
Date published: 
14 Feb 2014

Portable swimming pools: Supplier guide

This supplier guide provides a summary of the mandatory requirements for the supply of portable swimming pools sold in Australia.
Date published: 
6 Feb 2014

Consumer protection notice No. 8 of 2013 - Safety warning notice (Fire wallets)

Fire wallets are a product used by magic enthusiasts and are also a novelty item. They have the appearance of a regular leather wallet but when opened they can produce a large flame.
Date published: 
23 Nov 2013

Sunglasses and fashion spectacles: Consumer purchasing decisions

This report contains results of an Australian consumer survey on sunglasses and fashion spectacles.
Date published: 
28 Oct 2013

Trampoline safety—it’s flippin’ important

Hundreds of Australian children are taken to hospital every year for trampoline-related injuries such as cuts, sprains and fractures. Follow the steps in this fact card to help keep your trampoline safe.
Date published: 
7 Oct 2013

The state of product safety: Jurisdiction comparisons

Provides a comparative outline of the product safety framework across 11 of the countries represented at the conference. It includes information on legislative structures, rules and regulations, management of unsafe goods, notification systems and future regulatory arrangements.
Date published: 
4 Oct 2013

Consumer protection notice No. 6 of 2013 - Proposed ban notice (Permanent ban on certain consumer goods containing synthetic drug substances)

This is a notice issued for a proposed permanent ban on certain consumer goods containing synthetic drug substances.
Date published: 
26 Aug 2013

Moveable soccer goal safety: Education pack

This pack contains various materials on soccer goal safety with information and steps you can take to help prevent accidental deaths and serious injuries to kids and teens. It is for anyone who is involved in coordinating soccer activities for young people.
Date published: 
15 Jul 2013

Wheat bags

Wheat bags are a popular choice for keeping the bed or body warm, but they have been linked to fires in Australia—so they need to be used with care.
Date published: 
11 Jul 2013