News

1 Apr 2020

COVID-19: Supplying hand sanitiser

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has temporarily exempted a particular handrub (also known as hand sanitiser) from the usual regulatory requirements for therapeutic goods. This means it is regulated under the Australian Consumer Law (ACL). If you are a business supplying hand sanitiser, here is what you need to know.
19 Mar 2020

Product safety priorities focus on button battery safety

Consumer household products with button batteries, including children’s toys, should have secure battery safety compartments, child resistant packaging and clear information and warning labels, under proposed new mandatory standards put forward by the ACCC for consultation.
3 Mar 2020

Safety alert for recalled Mazda3 (MY2014-2016), Mazda6 and Mazda CX-5 (MY2012-2018) diesel vehicles

The ACCC is urging consumers to respond to Mazda Australia’s 9 October 2019 voluntary safety recall of Mazda3, Mazda6 and Mazda CX-5 vehicles, as there is a serious safety issue which can result in injury or death.
25 Feb 2020

Mercedes-Benz failed to initiate a recall of some vehicles with faulty Takata airbags

The ACCC has accepted a court-enforceable undertaking from Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacific Pty Ltd (Mercedes-Benz), after Mercedes-Benz acknowledged it had failed to initiate a recall of certain C class and E class vehicles with faulty Takata airbags, due to spare parts availability, in accordance with the timeframe required under the Takata compulsory recall.
12 Feb 2020

Voluntary Takata-related recalls

A compulsory recall applies to certain types of airbags made by Takata Corporation that use a chemical called phase-stabilised ammonium nitrate (PSAN) as a propellant and are fitted to vehicles or retrieved from vehicles as spare parts.
20 Jan 2020

Honda and Mitsubishi recall 42,000 cars due to serious airbag safety risk

Clarification: The years for the Ford Courier model were amended on 4 March 2020 to MY1998-1999 to reflect an update to the recall.

10 Jan 2020

Toyota, Mazda and Suzuki join new airbag safety recall due to serious safety risk

Toyota, Mazda and Suzuki have today issued voluntary recalls of more than 18,000 vehicles manufactured between 1996 and 1999, including the popular Toyota Starlets, offering to buy back affected vehicles.
23 Dec 2019

Ford joins airbag recall due to safety concerns

The ACCC is urging Australians driving a Ford Courier vehicle manufactured between 1998 and 2000 to check if the car is included in a new airbag safety recall.
18 Dec 2019

New laws for miniature motorbikes

New safety requirements for miniature motorbikes will strengthen consumer protection for young riders.
17 Dec 2019

Consumers warned of new airbag safety risk

The ACCC is warning Australian consumers about a new safety risk in using certain vehicles fitted with a different type of faulty Takata airbag.