News

16 Jun 2020

COVID-19: Supplying hand sanitiser

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has temporarily exempted a particular handrub (also known as hand sanitiser) from the usual regulatory requirements for therapeutic goods.
16 Jun 2020

COVID-19: Safer packaging and labelling guidance for hand sanitiser suppliers

The increase in demand for hand sanitiser during the COVID-19 pandemic has seen some businesses such as distilleries and breweries pivot to produce hand sanitiser products to cater for the demand.
5 Jun 2017

Winter safety

As cooler weather sets in around the country, the ACCC has product safety tips to help Australians be more aware of how they can avoid burns, injury and death while trying to stay warm.

7 Oct 2015

ACCC testing prompts recalls of fire risk cigarettes

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has negotiated recalls with two suppliers of cigarettes in Australia after testing revealed their products fail to comply with the mandatory safet

24 Jul 2015

Winter safe

Stay safe as you keep warm this winter - see our top tips and video.

8 Jul 2015

No change to hot water bottle mandatory safety standard

The ACCC has completed its review of the mandatory safety standard for hot water bottles and concluded it should be maintained in its current form.
3 Feb 2014

Electronic cigarette safety

Electronic cigarettes are devices intended to simulate the act of tobacco smoking. Consumers and suppliers should read the following to learn more about the health risks of using e-cigarettes.

26 Jul 2013

Amendment to the tobacco health warnings mandatory standard

Assistant Treasurer, The Hon David Bradbury MP has signed the amendment to the mandatory standard for tobacoo health warnings.
5 Jul 2013

Wheat bag fire hazards

As the cooler weather sets in, the ACCC is warning Australians about the dangers of using wheat bags as a source of warmth and has released tips to use them safely.

18 Oct 2012

Straight off, straight out of reach! Staying safe with hair straighteners

Did you know that a hair straightener can get hot enough to fry an egg? Check out safety information on hair straighteners from Queensland Office of Fair Trading.