News

24 Sep 2014

ICPHSO international conference on consumer product safety

The ACCC and the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO) are co-hosting an international conference on consumer product safety in Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Austra

22 Sep 2014

Discount variety sector: putting industry on notice

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is conducting marketplace surveillance of toys in the lead up to Christmas.

19 Sep 2014

Commencement of new mandatory standard for child restraints for use in motor vehicles

The Minister for Small Business has made a new mandatory safety standard for child restraints in motor vehicles which commences on 19 September 2014.
19 Sep 2014

Minister for Small Business: New safety standard announced to protect children on our roads

The Minister for Small Business, the Hon Bruce Billson, today announced important changes to the mandatory safety standard to increase protection for children travelling in motor vehicles.
17 Sep 2014

ACCC takes action against Woolworths for unsafe products

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has instituted proceedings in the Federal Court of Australia against Woolworths Ltd (Woolworths) alleging that Woolworths made false or misleading representations about the safety of certain Woolworths products.
10 Sep 2014

WA: Royal showbags tested for child safety

Product safety officers have thoroughly checked 310 showbags to ensure they meet safety standards ahead of the annual IGA Perth Royal Show, which starts on September 27.
5 Sep 2014

QLD: Dads reminded to take care with new Father’s Day toys

The Queensland Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is joining consumer protection agencies nationwide in September to promote the Don't be a tool initiative, which reminds men to take care when doing work around the house.
5 Sep 2014

ACCC urges DIY dads to beware of dangers

This Father’s Day, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is reminding dads that safety comes first when completing DIY projects around the home.
3 Sep 2014

Cots & cords don't mix: Keep cots away from blind, curtain and electrical cords

Loose or looped cords near cots can accidentally strangle and kill small children. Babies have died from being strangled in blind, curtain and electrical cords they accessed in their cots.

3 Sep 2014

Staying safe with blind and curtain cords

Loose or looped cords can be extremely dangerous. Parents and carers are urged to take the necessary steps to ensure blinds and curtains in your home don't pose a threat to your children.