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.
10 Dec 2018

Safe summer 2018

We want you to have a safe, happy and healthy summer. Many summer products can be unsafe if they are left unattended or aren’t used properly. To have a safe summer, follow our top tips.
18 Dec 2017

Stocking fillers could be killers

As millions of Australians rush to finish their Christmas shopping and fill the stockings of loved ones they should be cautious about the gifts they buy and receive for children.

19 Oct 2017

Minister tells fitness buffs to keep hiking and biking

SAFETY standards for exercise bikes and treadmills have been maintained to ensure the safety of users, Minister for Small Business Michael McCormack says.

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.

8 May 2017

E-cigarette companies to pay penalties

The Federal Court found that each of Joystick, Social-Lites and Elusion contravened the ACL by making representations that their products did not contain harmful carcinogens and toxins, when this was not the case.

10 Mar 2017

Keeping kids’ soccer goals safe

Moveable soccer goals, which are subject to a safety standard due to the risk of toppling over, have been reviewed by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

24 Nov 2016

ACCC acts on fire hazard cigarettes

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has accepted court enforceable undertakings from both Philip Morris Ltd (Philip Morris) and Zen Sensation Pty Ltd (Zen) not to supply cigarettes t

14 Jul 2016

New mandatory standard to ensure safety of self-balancing scooters

The Minister for Small Business and Assistant Treasurer, the Hon Kelly O'Dwyer, has today introduced a mandatory standard under the Australian Consumer Law to ensure the safety of self-balancing scooters (previously called ‘hoverboards’).