Media releases

10 Dec 2019

Stay safe on quad bikes and side by side vehicles

Since 2011, 136 people have died as a result of quad bike accidents, while thousands more have been seriously injured, and the ACCC is urging people to be vigilant about safety when using quad bikes and side-by-side vehicles (SSV) this summer.
3 Dec 2019

Dangerous Takata airbag recall 85 per cent complete

Vehicle manufacturers have replaced 85 per cent of affected Takata airbags but the ACCC is urging people not to become complacent as the holiday period approaches. 
19 Nov 2019

Big Red Jacks pays penalty for alleged breach of mandatory safety standard

Hai Feng International Pty Ltd, trading as Big Red Jacks Tools & Equipment (Big Red Jacks), has paid a penalty of $12,600 after the ACCC issued an infringement notice.

7 Nov 2019

Urgent new recall for BMW vehicles containing faulty Takata airbags

Transport safety authorities in Australia, US and Japan have identified a different type of Takata airbag that poses a critical risk of death or serious injury to vehicle occupants, prompting an urgent recall of around 12 000 BMW vehicles which may still be in use on Australian roads.
10 Oct 2019

ACCC welcomes new quad bike safety standard

The ACCC has welcomed the Federal Government’s decision to improve the safety of quad bikes by introducing a new safety standard.
4 Oct 2019

Urgent safety alert for 'critical' Takata airbags

Major car manufacturers, including BMW, GM Holden, Honda, Mitsubishi and Toyota, are warning that 20,000 vehicles already under recall for defective Takata airbags are now classified as “critical”.

5 Aug 2019

Over 4,000 dangerous Takata airbags replaced a day but many still at risk

Despite 80 percent of recalled Takata airbags in Australian vehicles having been replaced since July 2017, there are growing concerns that some communities are not getting the message.

21 Jun 2019

ACCC urges caution with DIY vehicle maintenance

Around 120 Australians have died as a result of do it yourself (DIY) car maintenance accidents since 2000, while many hundreds have been hospitalised due to injuries, and the ACCC is warning consum

2 May 2019

More progress is needed in Airbag recalls

The quarterly recall figures for Takata airbags reveal steady progress is being made in the recall but the ACCC is warning motorists not to become complacent.

5 Feb 2019

A million airbags still to be replaced

Australia’s largest ever recall is nearly two thirds progressed with 2.8 million faulty Takata airbags replaced with around 1 million still outstanding.