News

23 Dec 2013

ACCC Christmas and New Year arrangements

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will have limited operations during the Christmas and New Year period.
20 Dec 2013

Commencement of new mandatory standard for portable swimming pools

The new mandatory standard for portable swimming pools made by the Commonwealth Assistant Treasurer on 4 January 2013 comes into full effect on 30 March 2014. It prescribes mandatory labelling requirements for portable swimming pools and retail packaging for portable swimming pools.
20 Dec 2013

Survey on baby sling carriers - seeking views of parents & expectant parents

Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is undertaking a consumer survey on parents’ perceptions about using baby sling carriers.
20 Dec 2013

ACCC warns about quad bike dangers for kids

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is warning parents and carers to keep children away from quad bikes over the summer holidays.
19 Dec 2013

VIC: Company banned from selling unsafe goods

A Moorabbin-based gift supplier has been ordered to recall unsafe candles and children’s toys and permanently banned from selling the items unless it puts a compliance program into practice.
18 Dec 2013

Riding safely with ride-on lawnmowers

Ride-on lawnmowers pose many risks including serious injury from tipping over and significant risks to bystanders, especially children. Find out how to stay safe when using ride-on lawnmowers.

18 Dec 2013

SA: Dodgy toys crackdown

A pre-Christmas audit undertaken by South Australia’s consumer watchdog has resulted in a national recall of thousands of dodgy children’s toys – ensuring there will be no nasty surprises under the tree this year.
17 Dec 2013

New ACCC online tool helps consumers choose safe sunglasses

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has released an online tool to help shoppers choose which pair of sunglasses are safest for their eyes.
13 Dec 2013

Consultation paper for the review of the mandatory standard for hot water bottles

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is reviewing the mandatory standard for hot water bottles. Stakeholders are encouraged to provide feedback on the consultation paper by close of business Monday 3 February 2014.
6 Dec 2013

Sunglasses removed from sale for failing safety standards

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and state and territory fair trading agencies have found retailers selling non-compliant sunglasses in a joint nationwide surveillance program.