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.
10 Dec 2018

Safe summer 2018

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. To have a safe summer, follow our top tips.
13 Sep 2016

Ladder safety matters national campaign

In one year in Australia, 1668 people aged 65 years and over were hospitalised because they fell from a ladder. Sixty-two per cent of those injuries occurred in or around their home.*

28 Jan 2015

Safety warning notice on M Spa Inflatable Spas with 240V control box

The Minister for Small Business, the Honourable Bruce Billson, has published a Safety Warning Notice about M Spa Inflatable Spas.

8 Oct 2014

DIY safety: beware of dangers to yourself and to others

When completing do-it-yourself projects around the home, remember that safety comes first for yourself and for others.

20 Dec 2013

Commencement of new mandatory standard for portable swimming pools

The new mandatory standard for portable swimming pools made by the Commonwealth Assistant Treasurer on 4 January 2013 comes into full effect on 30 March 2014. It prescribes mandatory labelling requirements for portable swimming pools and retail packaging for portable swimming pools.
18 Dec 2013

Riding safely with ride-on lawnmowers

Ride-on lawnmowers pose many risks including serious injury from tipping over and significant risks to bystanders, especially children. Find out how to stay safe when using ride-on lawnmowers.

28 Jun 2013

Draft voluntary standard on flotation aids for water familiarisation and swimming tuition – open for public consultation

On 20 June 2013, Standards Australia published for public comment a draft revision of the Australian Standard 1900-2002 Flotation aids for water familiarisation and swimming tuition. The ACCC is encouraging all relevant stakeholders to review Standards Australia’s proposal.