The ACCC is reviewing the mandatory safety standards for toys including aquatic toys and is seeking stakeholder feedback. The mandatory standard prescribes requirements for the construction and maximum energy of a projectile toy.
There is a permanent ban on the sale of inflatable toys, novelties and furniture that have loose beads or small particles inside the product, due to the risk of choking or suffocation for young children.
Under the Australian Consumer Law, mandatory consumer product safety standards (also known as mandatory standards) are introduced when considered reasonably necessary to prevent or reduce the risk of injury.
Do you have or care for children under 3 years old? Get the ACCC's free do-it-yourself Choke Check tool to help you identify toys and other objects that can pose choking or ingestion hazards to young children.
Safety warning notice about adult novelty products that contain small high-powered rare-earth magnets. The products are marketed under various names including 'BuckyBalls', 'Neocubes' and 'Neodymium sphere magnets'.