News

21 Sep 2012

New guide helps $2 shops and discount stores keep dangerous products off the shelves

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.
21 Sep 2012

WA: Product safety guide targets discount and toy stores

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.
21 Sep 2012

NSW: New guide to help keep dangerous products off the shelves

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.
21 Sep 2012

SA: New guide helps keep dangerous products off the shelves

A new national product safety guide has been released to help businesses weed out potentially dangerous or banned products before they are offered for sale.
19 Sep 2012

WA: Royal Showbags given seal of approval

280 showbags pass WA Consumer Protection product safety tests & no poisonous elements detected in toys sent for lab testing
10 Sep 2012

ACCC’s Product Safety Twitter account updated: new look and name

We’ve given our Product Safety Twitter account a brand new look.

6 Sep 2012

Mobility scooters not restricted to the elderly: NRMA & ACCC release report

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and NRMA Motoring & Services are highlighting the need for more education on integrating mobility scooters into local communities after survey results show scooter use is widespread across all age groups and people are using scooters to fill a variety of needs.
3 Sep 2012

QLD: Bunk bed compliance for short-term rental accommodation

From 21 October 2013 bunk beds supplied in short-term rental accommodation in Queensland will have to meet mandatory safety standards. Find out more...