News

23 Nov 2020

E-commerce businesses pledge to strengthen product safety online

Four of Australia’s largest e-commerce businesses have confirmed their commitment to protecting consumers from unsafe goods online after signing on to a new product safety pledge.
20 Nov 2020

Buying toys online: keep it safe

This World Children’s Day, we urge parents and loved ones buying toys online to check that they’re safe and to report any product safety issues, as part of an international campaign on the safety of toys sold online.
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.
2 Nov 2020

Thousands of deadly Takata airbags remain on the streets of Australian cities

Over 90,000 cars with deadly Takata airbags are still on Australian roads according to the ACCC’s latest quarterly update, and more than half of these are located in just three of Australia’s largest capital cities.
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.
12 Oct 2020

First stage quad bike safety measures now mandatory

All new and imported second hand quad bikes sold in Australia must now meet the first stage of the government’s mandatory safety standard after it came into effect on 11 October. 
29 Sep 2020

Urgent safety warning about 6,000 Toyota Corollas just added to Takata recall

The ACCC is warning drivers of an urgent safety risk after about 6,000 Toyota Corollas were added to the existing compulsory recall for vehicles fitted with dangerous Takata PSAN airbags.
19 Aug 2020

Make sure your quad bikes meet the new safety standard

If you sell quad bikes in Australia, you will soon need to make sure your quad bikes meet certain requirements of the US or EU quad bike standards and have additional information on them to comply with the new safety standard. 
19 Aug 2020

New quad bike safety standard helps you check, compare and take care

136 people have sadly died from quad bike accidents between 2011 and 2019. This is why the Australian Government has introduced a mandatory safety standard for all new quad bikes sold in Australia.
19 Aug 2020

Quad bike fatalities have almost doubled in 2020 compared to last year

In the first six months of 2020, 14 people, including three children, have died in quad bike-related accidents in Australia, compared to eight in the whole of last year. Seven of this year’s fatalities have been in Queensland.