News

24 Dec 2015

Safe Summer 2015

Stay safe this summer by knowing how to check for unsafe products and get tips on how to use common summertime products safely.

18 Dec 2015

Quad bikes: Prepare safe, wear safe, ride safe

Many Australians have died or have been seriously injured from quad bikes (four-wheeled motorbikes) – including children.

3 Dec 2015

Baby sling safety

Baby slings can be dangerous for your baby if worn incorrectly or if the wrong type of sling is used. Check out this alert for tips on choosing, wearing and using slings safely.

1 Dec 2015

Mandatory standard for motorcycle helmets revoked

The Commonwealth Minister for Small Business and Assistant Treasurer, Hon Kelly O’Dwyer MP, has revoked the mandatory standard for the supply of motorcycle helmets on 27 November 2015.
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.
17 Nov 2015

Standards Australia reviewing hydraulic trolley jacks, portable vehicle ramps and vehicle support stands voluntary standards

Standards Australia is now accepting public comments on revised draft voluntary standards for hydraulic trolley jacks, portable vehicle ramps and vehicle support stands.
9 Nov 2015

Trampoline safety – It's flippin' important

An estimated eight kids a day are injured by trampolines in Australia, and hundreds of Australian children are taken to hospital every year for trampoline-related injuries.

4 Nov 2015

The Battery Controlled – Button battery safety

Button batteries can be found in many household items.

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

22 Sep 2015

Teething Necklace Safety – Avoid strangulation or choking

Teething necklaces are primarily designed to be worn as jewellery, but they provide an additional function as a teether for babies.