Consumers can now check recalls internationally following the launch of a global recalls portal, GlobalRecalls. The ACCC today advised Australian consumers to avoid potential safety issues by ensuring their online purchases meet mandatory Australian Safety Standards.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and state and territory consumer protection agencies, led by Victoria, have developed a new guide for ‘two dollar’ shops, discount variety stores and weekend market stallholders to help them understand their mandatory product safety requirements and ensure the products they are selling are safe.
Safety officers from Western Australia Consumer Protection will be distributing a product safety guide for discount variety and toy stores in WA as part of a campaign to ensure all items on sale meet national safety standards.
NSW Fair Trading Minister Anthony Roberts today welcomed a new national product safety guide that will help businesses identify potentially dangerous or banned products and ensure all products meet national mandatory safety standards.