Safety alerts

14 May 2020

Banned small high powered magnets recalled following ACCC surveillance

The ACCC is concerned about reports of injuries, especially among children, relating to small high powered magnets. The ACCC recently conducted a surveillance program to inspect the presence of banned small, high powered magnets which may be present in toys, games or novelty goods such as puzzle cubes, jewellery or construction modelling kits.
30 Apr 2020

COVID-19: Supplying safe goods

With many businesses experiencing significant changes in the way they operate due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important that businesses stay informed and remain vigilant when it comes to product safety requirements.
15 Apr 2020

COVID-19: Product safety at home

With many Australians housebound and shopping online during the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important you and your household avoid being exposed to unsafe products.
9 Apr 2020

COVID-19: Supplying and installing bidet products

The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic has seen an increase in the purchase of plumbing products such as toilet seat bidet douches, handheld bidet sprays and trigger sprays, and other bidet type products that are connected to toilet water supply outlets (bidet products). This safety alert was updated on 28 April 2020 to include a Chinese (Simplified) translation.
6 Apr 2020

COVID-19: Supplying face masks

The COVID-19 pandemic has seen an increase in demand of certain goods such as face masks. If you wish to supply face masks you need to consider whether you are supplying surgical or non-surgical face masks as they are regulated differently.
1 Apr 2020

COVID-19: Supplying, storing & using hand sanitiser

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has temporarily exempted a particular handrub (also known as hand sanitiser) from the usual regulatory requirements for therapeutic goods. This means it is regulated under the Australian Consumer Law (ACL). If you are a business supplying hand sanitiser, here is what you need to know.
3 Mar 2020

Safety alert for recalled Mazda3 (MY2014-2016), Mazda6 and Mazda CX-5 (MY2012-2018) diesel vehicles

The ACCC is urging consumers to respond to Mazda Australia’s 9 October 2019 voluntary safety recall of Mazda3, Mazda6 and Mazda CX-5 vehicles, as there is a serious safety issue which can result in injury or death.
12 Feb 2020

Voluntary Takata-related recalls

A compulsory recall applies to certain types of airbags made by Takata Corporation that use a chemical called phase-stabilised ammonium nitrate (PSAN) as a propellant and are fitted to vehicles or retrieved from vehicles as spare parts.
4 Feb 2019

Vic: safety alert on four open-flued gas heaters

Energy Safe Victoria has raised Safety Alerts on four open-flued gas log space heaters.
20 Dec 2018

ACCC product safety alert: BVL seat belts

The ACCC is urging consumers who replaced their seatbelts or purchased vehicles with after-market seatbelts from 2008 to 2011 to check if they are labelled BVL.