The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission held a meeting in Sydney on Friday with button battery manufacturers, importers, retailers and industry associations to discuss improvements to button battery safety.
The revised version of the voluntary Children’s Nightwear Standard (AS/NZS 1249) has been released as a draft for public comment. Public consultation meetings are planned for Sydney (26 July 2013) and Melbourne (31 July 2013).
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is urging parents and carers to be aware of the risks that coin-sized batteries pose to children if swallowed and to take precautions to keep them out of young hands.
Standards Australia has published for public comment a draft revision of the Australian Standard for children's Nightwear and limited daywear. The ACCC is encouraging all relevant stakeholders to review Standards Australia’s proposal.
Following action by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, remote Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory will benefit from an innovative bilingual consumer radio education program that provides tips about keeping babies safe.