News

7 Aug 2015

Toppling furniture: Anchor it and protect a child

Small children have died or suffered serious injuries from unstable furniture that has tipped over. You can help prevent death or serious injury to small children from toppling furniture.

21 Jul 2015

Carbon monoxide safety

Carbon monoxide is a toxic, colourless and odourless gas that can come out of many commonly used items.

16 Dec 2014

Improved safety standard for bean bags

The Australian Government has announced a new mandatory safety standard for bean bags, to commence on 1 January 2016.
2 Dec 2014

Candle holders and decorations safety

Combustible candle holders can pose a fire risk if they catch on fire and remain on fire for more than five seconds instead of self-extinguishing.

3 Sep 2014

Cots & cords don't mix: Keep cots away from blind, curtain and electrical cords

Loose or looped cords near cots can accidentally strangle and kill small children. Babies have died from being strangled in blind, curtain and electrical cords they accessed in their cots.

3 Sep 2014

Staying safe with blind and curtain cords

Loose or looped cords can be extremely dangerous. Parents and carers are urged to take the necessary steps to ensure blinds and curtains in your home don't pose a threat to your children.

1 Aug 2014

Consultation for the review of the mandatory standard for household cots

The ACCC is reviewing the mandatory safety standard for household cots. Stakeholders are invited to make written submissions on the consultation paper by close of business 15 September 2014.
1 Aug 2014

Consultation for the review of the mandatory standard for bunk beds

The ACCC is reviewing the mandatory safety standard for bunk beds. Stakeholders are invited to make written submissions on the consultation paper by close of business 15 September 2014.
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.

25 Feb 2014

Safety warning notice on fire wallets containing asbestos

In November 2013, the Minister for Small Business, the Honourable Bruce Billson, published a Safety Warning Notice about an asbestos risk associated with a product known as “fire wallets”.