News

4 Dec 2019

Portable pools - Make It Safe

Consumer protection and product safety regulators have joined forces with Royal Life Saving Society - Australia to educate parents and carers about the drowning dangers associated with portable pools, along with tips to keep kids safe.
25 Nov 2019

Baby walkers injure more than 100 children annually

Over 100 children visit emergency rooms each year from incidents involving baby walkers, and the ACCC is urging parents and carers to be aware of the potential hazards if they are not used safely.

15 Nov 2019

Safe summer 2019

We want you to have a safe, happy and healthy summer. Many summer products can be unsafe if they are left unattended or aren’t used properly.
7 Nov 2019

Voluntary Takata-related recalls

A compulsory recall applies to certain types of airbags made by Takata Corporation that are fitted to vehicles or retrieved from vehicles as spare parts. In addition to the compulsory recall, there are three categories of voluntary Takata-related recalls.

21 Oct 2019

Product recalls: 2019 international campaign

From 21-25 October 2019, the ACCC is participating in a global awareness raising campaign on product recalls led by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and jointly coordinated by the ACCC and European Commission.
20 Jun 2019

DIY car safety

When working on cars at your home or at a workshop, remember that safety is the number one priority for yourself and for others.
10 Jun 2019

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.
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.

11 Dec 2018

The ACCC urges safe quad bike riding during summer holidays

Alarmingly, the summer holiday season is one of the most common times for quad bike deaths in Australia.