News

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.
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.
25 Nov 2013

Recalls survey for suppliers

The ACCC is seeking the views of suppliers who have recalled goods in a survey to help improve online ACCC Recalls tools and publications for suppliers.
21 Nov 2013

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 Thursday 16 January 2014.
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.
27 Sep 2013

International acclaim for Standards Australia Committee with ACCC membership

The Standards Australia Committee, CS-003 Safety Requirements for Children's Furniture, has received the prestigious United States Consumer Product Safety Commission Chairman's Commendation Award. The ACCC is a Committee member.