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10 Dec 2018

Safe summer 2018

We want you to have a safe, happy and healthy summer. Many summer products can be unsafe if they are left unattended or aren’t used properly. To have a safe summer, follow our top tips.
14 Jul 2016

New mandatory standard to ensure safety of self-balancing scooters

The Minister for Small Business and Assistant Treasurer, the Hon Kelly O'Dwyer, has today introduced a mandatory standard under the Australian Consumer Law to ensure the safety of self-balancing scooters (previously called ‘hoverboards’).

8 Jul 2015

No change to hot water bottle mandatory safety standard

The ACCC has completed its review of the mandatory safety standard for hot water bottles and concluded it should be maintained in its current form.
4 Oct 2013

Product Safety Week 2013

Product Safety Week is on during 7–14 October 2013, with activities happening around Australia and online to raise awareness about making safe, buying safe and using safe.
26 Jul 2013

Amendment to the tobacco health warnings mandatory standard

Assistant Treasurer, The Hon David Bradbury MP has signed the amendment to the mandatory standard for tobacoo health warnings.
4 Jun 2013

Draft voluntary standard on trampolines – open for public consultation

Standards Australia invites public comment on revisions to the voluntary Australian standard for trampolines
12 Oct 2012

Proposed new safety standard for the supply of portable swimming pools

The ACCC is seeking comment on the proposed draft mandatory standard for portable swimming pools.
11 Jul 2012

Tobacco health warnings - supplier guide now available

The supplier guide is now available for the new information standard on tobacco health warnings which takes full effect on 1 December 2012.
19 Jan 2012

Proposed regulation of domestic trampolines - Draft regulation impact statement

This document provides information and seeks public comment on the proposed regulation.
22 Dec 2011

Mandatory information standard for tobacco (graphic health warnings) commences 1 January 2012

The mandatory information standard for the display of graphic health warnings on tobacco products commences on Sunday 1 January 2012 and takes full effect on 1 December 2012. The standard covers all retail tobacco products sold in Australia, that are made for human consumption, be it smoking, sucking, chewing or snuffing.