News

25 Nov 2016

Safe Summer - have fun and stay safe these holidays

Enjoy a Safe Summer by making sure the products you use are safe for you and your family.

4 Oct 2016

ACCC reviewing 10 mandatory safety standards

Mandatory product safety standards make particular safety or information features on products compulsory.

30 Sep 2016

Online retailers put on notice as ACCC thwarts danger to babies

The consumer product safety watchdog is ensuring Australian babies and children remain safe from injuries caused by unsafe products and clothing. Recent Federal Court decisions have put all traders on notice that the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) is committed and vigorous in conducting its escalating surveillance campaigns.
19 Sep 2016

ACCC urges Australian business to adopt new button battery code

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is urging businesses to adopt a new Code designed to reduce the number of deaths and injuries from children swallowing button batteries in Austral

1 Aug 2016

New website to warn consumers about unsafe products

Welcome to the new and improved Product Safety Australia website—which has combined with the Recalls website—to provide you with a single entry point to national, state and territory product safety and recalls information.
14 Jul 2016

New mandatory standard to ensure safety of self-balancing scooters

The Minister for Small Business and Assistant Treasurer, the Hon Kelly O'Dwyer, has today introduced a mandatory standard under the Australian Consumer Law to ensure the safety of self-balancing scooters (previously called ‘hoverboards’).
9 May 2016

Consultation on international standards associations to be named in regulations

The ACCC has released a consultation paper seeking stakeholder comments on a list of trusted standards associations to be included in a Regulation.
18 Mar 2016

Interim ban on the supply of unsafe hoverboards imposed

Minister for Small Business and the Assistant Treasurer the Hon Kelly O'Dwyer MP has imposed an interim ban on the supply of unsafe hoverboards.
1 Dec 2015

Mandatory standard for motorcycle helmets revoked

The Commonwealth Minister for Small Business and Assistant Treasurer, Hon Kelly O’Dwyer MP, has revoked the mandatory standard for the supply of motorcycle helmets on 27 November 2015.
30 Nov 2015

Voluntary standard for sunglasses and fashion spectacles under review

Standards Australia is reviewing the voluntary standard for sunglasses and fashion spectacles. Submissions are welcome until 23 December 2015.