News

24 Feb 2015

Consultation for options to limit consumer exposure to hazardous azo dyes

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is considering options to limit consumer exposure to hazardous azo dyes in certain clothing, textiles and leather goods.

27 Jan 2015

Child safety focus in new guidelines for standards

Newly published guidelines for child safety in standards are now available via the ISO website.
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.