Review of the Australia product safety recalls systems

Date published: 
27 May 2010

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has recently conducted a major review of product recall effectiveness in Australia.

The ACCC review examined the existing consumer product recalls system, the regulators involved in its oversight and the ways in which the risks associated with unsafe goods can be addressed by suppliers and regulators. While the review did not reveal significant problems with the system, it has enabled the ACCC to consider a number of product recall processes and practices which may improve the effectiveness of the system.

Many of the measures to improve the effectiveness of the recall system will be reflected in new recall guidelines for suppliers.

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