Publications

Aquatic toys - Supplier guide

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.

Date published: 
17 Oct 2019

Think Safety First - Children's Toys

We all know that children love toys. Before you purchase toys for young children...

Date published: 
18 Apr 2016

Choke Check – the DIY safety tool

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.
Date published: 
1 Jul 2014

Keeping baby safe - a guide to infant and nursery products

The Keeping Baby Safe Booklet provides some easy steps you can take to ensure your baby remains safe in your home.
Date published: 
18 Jun 2013

Ban on small, high powered magnets

This bulletin provides information about the permanent ban on certain small, high powered magnets.
Date published: 
18 Jun 2013

Consumer protection notice No. 3 of 2012 - Safety warning notice (Small high-powered rare-earth magnets)

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'.
Date published: 
2 Jul 2012

Swimming pool skimmer boxes

To a child, an uncovered skimmer box looks like a potty or seat. Find out how to make sure your skimmer box is safe by reading this safety alert.
Date published: 
3 Jun 2011

Children's projectile toys: supplier guide

This guide provides a summary of the safety requirements for the supply of children’s projectile toys.
Date published: 
17 Mar 2011

Children's toys containing magnets - Supplier guide

Under the Australian Consumer Law, mandatory safety standards are introduced when considered reasonably necessary to prevent or reduce the risk of injury. This guide provides a summary of the requirements for supply of children’s toys containing magnets.

Date published: 
17 Nov 2010

Lead and certain elements in children’s toys and finger paints - Supplier bulletin

This bulletin provides information on the mandatory standard for lead and certain elements in children's toys and finger paints. It outlines the hazards related to these products, requirements of the mandatory standard and the responsibilities of the supplier.
Date published: 
30 Jun 2010