News

9 Jun 2021

A new home for road vehicle recalls

From 1 July 2021, road vehicle recalls will be published by the Department of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development and Communications.
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).
20 Nov 2020

Buying toys online: keep it safe

This World Children’s Day, we urge parents and loved ones buying toys online to check that they’re safe and to report any product safety issues, as part of an international campaign on the safety of toys sold online.
16 Nov 2020

Stay safe this summer

Many summer products can be unsafe if they are left unattended or aren’t used properly. Follow our top tips for a safe and healthy summer.
19 Aug 2020

Make sure your quad bikes meet the new safety standard

If you sell quad bikes in Australia, you will soon need to make sure your quad bikes meet certain requirements of the US or EU quad bike standards and have additional information on them to comply with the new safety standard. 
19 Aug 2020

New quad bike safety standard helps you check, compare and take care

136 people have sadly died from quad bike accidents between 2011 and 2019. This is why the Australian Government has introduced a mandatory safety standard for all new quad bikes sold in Australia.