News

6 Sep 2018

Vic: Safety inspectors give showbags the thumbs up

Product safety experts have examined 341 showbags set for the Royal Melbourne Show and removed dangerous items to ensure there are no nasty surprises for show-goers.

24 Aug 2018

ACCC warns carers to avoid using convertible tricycles to transport children

The ACCC is warning carers to avoid using convertible tricycles to transport children as they do not typically include important safety features required for strollers.
20 Aug 2018

Half of all Australian homes affected by unsafe products

Faulty products continue to cause serious injury and harm to thousands of Australians, with more than 4.5 million items recalled by suppliers in the 2017-18 financial year.

2 Aug 2018

Almost two million deadly Takata airbags still in Australian cars

The ACCC has released comprehensive state-by-state data detailing recall rates for deadly Takata airbags, and the first data detailing progress made by various vehicle manufacturers in removing them from Australian cars.

25 Jun 2018

Toppling furniture: lessons from toddler’s tragic death

Toddler Blake Shaw was killed when a freestanding bookcase fell on him in August 2016. His death provides a tragic reminder to all parents and carers to anchor unstable furniture and large TVs.

31 May 2018

Well winter 2018

Many winter products can be unsafe if they are old, faulty or used incorrectly. Stay safe with our 'well winter' safety tips that can help Australians avoid burns, injury and death, while staying warm in the cooler months.

11 Apr 2018

Thermomix ordered to pay penalties of more than $4.6 million

The Federal Court of Australia has ordered Thermomix In Australia Pty Ltd (Thermomix) to pay penalties totalling $4,608,500 for making false or misleading representations and misleading the public in relation to its Thermomix kitchen appliances.

3 Apr 2018

Vic: Program in place to address CO risk in Heritage gas heaters

Energy Safe Victoria is urging Victorians with either a Vulcan Heritage or a Pyrox Heritage gas heater in their home not to use them until they are tested by a qualified gasfitter.

22 Mar 2018

ACCC moves to improve quad bike safety

The ACCC has proposed major changes to improve the safety of quad bikes, including the introduction of a safety rating system, crush protection devices and mandatory minimum performance standards.

15 Mar 2018

ACCC targets quad bike, button battery and furniture safety

Chairman Rod Sims today announced the ACCC’s product safety priorities for 2018 at the National Consumer Congress in Sydney, and reaffirmed support for a general safety provision to be introduced in Australia law to reduce the risk of unsafe goods entering the market.