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22 Mar 2021

Quad bikes and button batteries among ACCC's 2021 product safety priorities

The ACCC will this year focus on implementation of important safety standards relating to quad bikes including preparing consumers and businesses for a mandatory requirement for operator protection devices as it is introduced in October, ACCC Chair Rod Sims said today.
5 Mar 2021

Car manufacturers complete 99.9 per cent of Takata airbag recall

Car manufacturers have successfully recalled 99.9 per cent of the more than 3 million vehicles affected by deadly Takata airbags which are subject to a compulsory recall.
21 Dec 2020

ACCC welcomes safety and information standards for button batteries

The ACCC has welcomed the Federal Government’s decision to improve the safety of button batteries by introducing new safety regulations.
4 Dec 2020

Caravan and motorhome owners urged to check for deadly faulty water heaters before the holidays

Consumers are urged to check their caravans and recreational vehicles (RVs) for dangerous Suburban-branded water heaters which may emit deadly carbon monoxide.
3 Dec 2020

Call to check for deadly airbags before the holidays

Over 65,000 vehicles with deadly Takata airbags remain on Australian roads with just four weeks until the compulsory recall deadline.
23 Nov 2020

E-commerce businesses pledge to strengthen product safety online

Four of Australia’s largest e-commerce businesses have confirmed their commitment to protecting consumers from unsafe goods online after signing on to a new product safety pledge.
2 Nov 2020

Thousands of deadly Takata airbags remain on the streets of Australian cities

Over 90,000 cars with deadly Takata airbags are still on Australian roads according to the ACCC’s latest quarterly update, and more than half of these are located in just three of Australia’s largest capital cities.
12 Oct 2020

First stage quad bike safety measures now mandatory

All new and imported second hand quad bikes sold in Australia must now meet the first stage of the government’s mandatory safety standard after it came into effect on 11 October. 
29 Sep 2020

Urgent safety warning about 6,000 Toyota Corollas just added to Takata recall

The ACCC is warning drivers of an urgent safety risk after about 6,000 Toyota Corollas were added to the existing compulsory recall for vehicles fitted with dangerous Takata PSAN airbags.
19 Aug 2020

Quad bike fatalities have almost doubled in 2020 compared to last year

In the first six months of 2020, 14 people, including three children, have died in quad bike-related accidents in Australia, compared to eight in the whole of last year. Seven of this year’s fatalities have been in Queensland.