News

16 Nov 2020

Stay safe this summer

Many summer products can be unsafe if they are left unattended or aren’t used properly. Follow our top tips for a safe and healthy summer.
26 Oct 2020

Button batteries: Tiny batteries. Big danger.

Button batteries are lurking everywhere in your home. Knowing the big danger this little battery poses means you can take steps to keep your children safe.
19 Mar 2020

Product safety priorities focus on button battery safety

Consumer household products with button batteries, including children’s toys, should have secure battery safety compartments, child resistant packaging and clear information and warning labels, under proposed new mandatory standards put forward by the ACCC for consultation.
16 Aug 2019

Taskforce to investigate stronger button battery safety

The ACCC has established a Button Battery Taskforce to investigate ways to reduce risk to the Australian community, particularly children, of button batteries.
15 Mar 2018

ACCC targets quad bike, button battery and furniture safety

Chairman Rod Sims today announced the ACCC’s product safety priorities for 2018 at the National Consumer Congress in Sydney, and reaffirmed support for a general safety provision to be introduced in Australia law to reduce the risk of unsafe goods entering the market.

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 Sep 2016

ACCC urges Australian business to adopt new button battery code

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is urging businesses to adopt a new Code designed to reduce the number of deaths and injuries from children swallowing button batteries in Austral

19 Sep 2016

Button battery national strategy

With the overall objective of reducing incidents of child exposure to button batteries, a National Strategy has been developed by all Australian Consumer Law (ACL) regulators, with the ACCC playing a coordinating role.
29 Jun 2016

WA: Smiggle recalls yo-yos to protect children

Stationery and toy retailer Smiggle has removed a button battery-powered yo-yo from stores in WA, and across Australia, to protect children from injury or death.

14 Jun 2016

NSW: Fines for Dangerous Toys Not Child's Play

Christmas will come early for importers and wholesalers of children’s toys, with NSW Fair Trading embarking on an early compliance blitz on dangerous products in coming weeks.