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3 Aug 2021

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2 Aug 2021

Views sought to help prevent deaths and injuries from toppling furniture and televisions

The ACCC is seeking submissions from stakeholders, including consumers, consumer safety advocates, the furniture and television industries, and medical professionals about the safety hazards posed by toppling furniture, such as bookshelves, drawers and televisions.
2 Jul 2021

A new home for road vehicle recalls

As of 1 July 2021, road vehicle recalls are published by the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications (the department) on the Vehicle Recalls website, www.vehiclerecalls.gov.au.
28 Jun 2021

Parents urged to keep Apple AirTags away from children as safety precaution

The ACCC is urging parents to ensure Apple AirTags are kept out of the reach of young children, as the ACCC has raised safety concerns with Apple about the accessibility and security of the button battery inside the product.
9 Jun 2021

Button batteries: Tiny batteries. Big danger.

Button batteries are lurking everywhere in your home. Knowing the big danger this little battery poses means you can take steps to keep your children safe.
4 Jun 2021

Electrical product recalls

Many Australian homes contain dangerous electrical products that can cause serious burns and death, and have been recalled. Find out if these might be present in your home, and make sure you get a professional to check for and replace these unsafe products.
1 Jun 2021

Supplier guidance released for button/coin battery standards

The ACCC has released supplier guidance for the mandatory standards for button/coin batteries and consumer goods containing button/coin batteries.
1 Jun 2021

Well winter safety tips

Winter is here and that means products like heaters, electric blankets, hot water bottles and heat packs are coming out of storage or being purchased. These products don’t just pose a safety risk if used or stored incorrectly, they can become unsafe when used together, or with other products. Our ‘well winter’ safety tips can help keep you and your family safe and warm.
29 Apr 2021

MyDeal.com.au commits to strengthen product safety online

MyDeal.com.au (MyDeal) has today become the latest online marketplace to confirm its commitment to protecting consumers from unsafe goods online by signing up to the Australian Product Safety Pledge (the pledge).
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.