News

16 Dec 2014

Improved safety standard for bean bags

The Australian Government has announced a new mandatory safety standard for bean bags, to commence on 1 January 2016.
10 Nov 2014

ACCC invites industry consultation on products containing button batteries

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is seeking information from businesses that develop, manufacture or supply products that use button batteries.
24 Oct 2014

Safety guidance on concentrations of particular chemicals in certain consumer goods - now available

The ACCC has released safety guidance on concentrations of particular chemicals in certain consumer goods.
19 Sep 2014

Commencement of new mandatory standard for child restraints for use in motor vehicles

The Minister for Small Business has made a new mandatory safety standard for child restraints in motor vehicles which commences on 19 September 2014.
1 Aug 2014

Consultation for the review of the mandatory standard for household cots

The ACCC is reviewing the mandatory safety standard for household cots. Stakeholders are invited to make written submissions on the consultation paper by close of business 15 September 2014.
1 Aug 2014

Consultation for the review of the mandatory standard for prams and strollers

The ACCC is reviewing the mandatory safety standard for prams and strollers. Stakeholders are invited to make written submissions on the consultation paper by close of business 15 September 2014.
1 Aug 2014

Consultation for the review of the mandatory standard for bunk beds

The ACCC is reviewing the mandatory safety standard for bunk beds. Stakeholders are invited to make written submissions on the consultation paper by close of business 15 September 2014.
24 Jun 2014

Consultation for the review of the mandatory standard for child car restraints

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is reviewing the mandatory safety standard for child restraints for use in motor vehicles. Stakeholders are invited to make written submissions on the consultation paper by close of business Friday 18 July 2014.
11 Feb 2014

Survey: Quad bike safety video ideas

The ACCC is inviting Australians aged 18 and over who have recreational quad biking experience to participate in a 10-minute survey. The responses will help develop a consumer video on quad bike safety.
24 Jan 2014

Trolley jacks recalled after failing ACCC testing

Four different types of trolley jacks have been recalled after ACCC surveillance identified a number of products which did not meet the requirements of the mandatory safety standard.