News

30 Nov 2015

Voluntary standard for sunglasses and fashion spectacles under review

Standards Australia is reviewing the voluntary standard for sunglasses and fashion spectacles. Submissions are welcome until 23 December 2015.
1 Dec 2014

Safe sunnies: Which pair should I wear?

Exposing your eyes to very high levels of sunlight can cause serious and sometimes irreversible damage. Some sunglasses can also impair your vision in other ways.

24 Oct 2014

Safety guidance on concentrations of particular chemicals in certain consumer goods - now available

The ACCC has released safety guidance on concentrations of particular chemicals in certain consumer goods.
16 May 2014

Textiles recalled after ACCC tests reveal high levels of hazardous azo dyes

The ACCC identified a number of items as containing unacceptable concentrations of azo dyes. The ACCC has negotiated 11 recalls of 35 product lines with the affected suppliers.

5 Jul 2013

Supplier guidance on sunglasses – now available

A new supplier guide is now available for suppliers of sunglasses and fashion spectacles.
4 Jul 2013

Invitation to public consultation meetings – new draft voluntary Children’s Nightwear Standard

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).
1 Jul 2013

Draft voluntary standard on children’s nightwear having reduced fire hazard – open for public consultation

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.
15 Jun 2011

Drawstrings for children’s clothing – voluntary guidelines released

After extensive consultation, the ACCC has released voluntary guidelines for supplying children’s clothing with drawstrings.