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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.


  • Date: 24th June 2014
    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is reviewing the mandatory safety standard for child restraints for use in motor vehicles. Stakeholders are invited to make written submissions on the consultation paper by close of business Friday 18 July 2014.
  • Date: 11th February 2014
    The ACCC is inviting Australians aged 18 and over who have recreational quad biking experience to participate in a 10-minute survey. The responses will help develop a consumer video on quad bike safety.
  • Date: 24th January 2014
    Four different types of trolley jacks have been recalled after ACCC surveillance identified a number of products which did not meet the requirements of the mandatory safety standard.

Media releases

  • Date: 23rd July 2014
    The ACCC has inspected show bags ahead of tomorrow’s opening of Royal Darwin Show to ensure products meet safety requirements under the Australian Consumer Law
  • Date: 23rd July 2014
    New South Wales Minister for Fair Trading Matthew Mason-Cox today warned residents to be vigilant with wheat bags and heat packs following two related fire incidents last week.
  • Date: 16th July 2014
    NSW Fair Trading Minister Matthew Mason-Cox today urged owners of ethanol fireplaces to be vigilant this winter following reports of several incidents involving ethanol fireplaces in Queensland.


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