News

17 Nov 2015

Standards Australia reviewing hydraulic trolley jacks, portable vehicle ramps and vehicle support stands voluntary standards

Standards Australia is now accepting public comments on revised draft voluntary standards for hydraulic trolley jacks, portable vehicle ramps and vehicle support stands.
11 Sep 2015

ACCC statement on asbestos in crayons

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has conducted testing on a range of wax crayons and identified traces of asbestos in a number of products.

22 Jul 2015

ACCC publishes criteria for accepting international standards

Following wide consultation the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has published a policy paper on the criteria for accepting international standards as part of mandatory safety standards for consumer goods.
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.
21 May 2015

Webinar on sourcing safe products

The recent ACCC webinar on sourcing safe products is now available for viewing online.
11 May 2015

ACCC consults on criteria for accepting international product safety standards

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is consulting on the draft criteria for accepting international product safety standards and risk assessments.
1 May 2015

Global online sweep for product safety

This week the ACCC led the beginning of a coordinated product safety sweep of online shopping websites.
7 Apr 2015

Decommissioning the PSA directory

From the 5th of May 2015 the ACCC will be decommissioning the Product Safety Australia directory.
25 Mar 2015

Safety warning on portable butane 'lunchbox' cookers

With the Easter holidays approaching the ACCC is reminding consumers that State gas regulators have stopped the sale of many portable butane gas 'lunchbox' cookers as they fail some safety requirements of the relevant gas appliance standard. If you own one of these cookers, please stop using it immediately.
23 Mar 2015

Survey for our website users: Product Safety Australia & Recalls Australia websites

The ACCC is in the process of updating and improving both the Product Safety Australia and Recalls Australia websites and is seeking your input via a survey.