Media releases

15 Mar 2018

ACCC targets quad bike, button battery and furniture safety

Chairman Rod Sims today announced the ACCC’s product safety priorities for 2018 at the National Consumer Congress in Sydney, and reaffirmed support for a general safety provision to be introduced in Australia law to reduce the risk of unsafe goods entering the market.

7 Nov 2017

Anchor furniture to stop deaths and injuries

The ACCC is co-leading an international safety campaign urging parents and carers to anchor unstable furniture and large TVs to the wall to prevent infant deaths and serious injuries.

12 Apr 2017

NSW: Anchor furniture to keep our kids safe

Today, NSW Fair Trading and other consumer affairs agencies across the country are launching a campaign to ensure parents and carers know how to protect their children and prevent a serious accident from toppling furniture and TVs.

5 Jan 2017

Vic: Warning about the use of inflatable air loungers in water

Consumer Affairs Victoria is warning consumers against using inflatable air loungers in water following reports of near drownings.
4 Jan 2017

NSW: Warning about the use of inflatable air loungers in water

NSW Fair Trading is warning consumers against using inflatable air loungers in water following reports of near drownings.
8 Sep 2015

QLD: Sleep safe: Cot safety warning

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is reminding Queensland parents and caregivers to be vigilant when setting up household cots for their children following the death of a toddler in the United Kingdom.
6 Aug 2014

ACCC takes action against online suppliers of unsafe household cots

Two online traders have separately paid infringement notices and provided court enforceable undertakings to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission after admitting that they supplied household cots that did not comply with the mandatory safety standard.

1 Aug 2014

Safety standards for cots, prams, strollers and bunk beds under review

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is alerting suppliers of children’s products to potential changes to three product safety standards (mandatory standards) for cots, prams and strollers and bunk beds.
21 Oct 2013

QLD: New bunk bed rules start today

As of today (21 October), short-term rental accommodation providers are required to meet the new mandatory bunk bed safety standard.
13 Sep 2013

QLD: Spring into bunk bed safety these school holidays

From 21 October 2013 bunk beds supplied in short-term rental accommodation in Queensland will have to meet mandatory safety standards.