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14 May 2020

Banned small high powered magnets recalled following ACCC surveillance

The ACCC is concerned about reports of injuries, especially among children, relating to small high powered magnets. The ACCC recently conducted a surveillance program to inspect the presence of banned small, high powered magnets which may be present in toys, games or novelty goods such as puzzle cubes, jewellery or construction modelling kits.
11 Sep 2015

ACCC statement on asbestos in crayons

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has conducted testing on a range of wax crayons and identified traces of asbestos in a number of products.

19 Dec 2014

Safe Santa's checklist for this Christmas

Santa's checking another list twice: his gift safety checklist. Are YOU giving safe gifts? Follow the steps in the Safe Santa checklist to find out.

2 Jul 2013

Taking care with lithium batteries around kids

With Christmas toys now running out of steam and probably needing a battery change, there are a few things to consider when using and changing lithium batteries.

11 Jan 2013

ACCC tortures toys – what do you do?

The ACCC tortures toys to keep kids safe. What can you do? Find out here!

19 Jan 2012

Proposed regulation of domestic trampolines - Draft regulation impact statement

This document provides information and seeks public comment on the proposed regulation.
18 Oct 2011

Testing of foam play mats finds no safety risk to children

Recent testing of foam play mats and toys for the chemical formamide has found no evidence that these products present any risk to children.