News

20 Dec 2013

Commencement of new mandatory standard for portable swimming pools

The new mandatory standard for portable swimming pools made by the Commonwealth Assistant Treasurer on 4 January 2013 comes into full effect on 30 March 2014. It prescribes mandatory labelling requirements for portable swimming pools and retail packaging for portable swimming pools.
20 Dec 2013

Survey on baby sling carriers - seeking views of parents & expectant parents

Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is undertaking a consumer survey on parents’ perceptions about using baby sling carriers.
13 Dec 2013

Consultation paper for the review of the mandatory standard for hot water bottles

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is reviewing the mandatory standard for hot water bottles. Stakeholders are encouraged to provide feedback on the consultation paper by close of business Monday 3 February 2014.
2 Dec 2013

Choke Check tool hits postcard stands across Australia

The ACCC's free Choke Check tool is now available across the country via postcard stands at cafes and other public venues. The tool can help prevent choking hazards to small children.