Publications

Industry Code for Consumer Goods that Contain Button Batteries

An Industry Code to reduce the risk of death and life threatening injuries to children from button battery ingestion has been developed by retailers, associations, and product safety consultants with input from the ACCC and state and territory consumer safety regulators.
Date published: 
19 Sep 2016

Ladder safety matters poster

Ladder related injuries among men aged 65 years and older are steadily increasing in Australia.

Date published: 
13 Sep 2016

Ladder safety matters

The national education campaign ‘Ladder safety matters’ encourages older Australian men to stop and think before they use a ladder. It’s often the split-second decision or risky shortcut that results in a fall.  

Date published: 
13 Sep 2016

Safe sourcing - Product safety bulletin

This guide aims to help businesses supply safe goods into the Australian market.
Date published: 
23 Jun 2016

Analytical report - poisons call data

A report on the analysis of calls to the NSW Poisons Information Centre for the period June 2014 to May 2015.
Date published: 
17 May 2016

Consumer product safety - a guide for businesses & legal practitioners

This guide will help businesses and legal practitioners understand the consumer product safety requirements of the Australian Consumer Law.
Date published: 
22 Apr 2016

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

Think Safety First - Buying Online

Buying online is a great way to save time and get access to a variety of products. However, make sure you understand your rights and the risks before you shop online or bid in an online auction.

Date published: 
15 Apr 2016

Think Safety First - Button Batteries

Button batteries are small round silver batteries.They are attractive to young children as they are bright, shiny and easy to swallow. If a battery is swallowed, it can lead to serious burns resulting in internal bleeding or death.

Date published: 
12 Apr 2016

Think Safety First - Portable Cots

A portable cot is great for sleepovers and travelling, but should not be used for permanent sleeping arrangements. However, you need to use it correctly to avoid injuries to your child.

Date published: 
12 Apr 2016