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.
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.
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.