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News and alerts contains a variety of up-to-date product safety information for consumers, suppliers, community groups and regulators across Australia.


Media releases

  • Date: 23rd April 2016
    The Minister for Small Business and Assistant Treasurer, the Hon Kelly O’Dwyer, has decided to maintain the national interim ban on the supply of hoverboards that do not meet safety standards.
  • Date: 18th April 2016
    Online retailers Autoplus Pty Ltd (Autoplus), Smartchannel Pty Ltd trading as Outbax Camping (Outbax) and Sun Yee International Pty Ltd (Sun Yee) have each paid a penalty of $10,200 after being issued with an infringement notice by the ACCC.
  • Date: 7th April 2016
    A former Altona North company has been penalised $60,000 for supplying a range of banned goods, including miniature motorbikes (also known as monkey bikes), and goods that did not comply with Australian safety standards.


  • Small children have died or suffered serious injuries from unstable furniture that has tipped over. You can help prevent death or serious injury to small children from toppling furniture.
  • Poisoning or injury from chemical exposure is a major cause of accidental death and injury to Australian children under 5 years of age.
  • The Minister for Small Business and Assistant Treasurer, the Honourable Kelly O'Dwyer, has published a Safety Warning Notice on hoverboards.

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