Publications

Safety guidance on concentrations of particular chemicals in certain consumer goods

The guidance prescribes concentrations of chemicals, below which a safety concern does not exist. It includes a list of 22 hazardous aromatic amines which can be derived from certain hazardous azo dyes in clothing, textiles and leather articles.
Date published: 
21 Oct 2014

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

Baby slings

Parents and carers should take care when using slings and pouches to carry babies. This fact sheet includes steps for the correct use of baby slings.
Date published: 
20 Jun 2014

Quad bike safety - Quad bikes are not all terrain vehicles poster

Recreational users have accounted for a half of all quad bike deaths.
Date published: 
15 Apr 2014

Quad bike safety - Never let children ride quad bikes meant for adults poster

1 in 6 quad bike deaths have involved children under 14 years old.
Date published: 
15 Apr 2014

Quad bike safety - Always wear protective gear when riding quad bikes poster

Over the last 3 years, at least 1 in 3 quad bike riders who died were not wearing a helmet.
Date published: 
15 Apr 2014

Consumer product safety online

An ACCC report for Australian and overseas-based businesses that supply, or intend to supply, products to Australian consumers via the internet.
Date published: 
20 Mar 2014

Consumer protection notice No. 1 of 2014 - Results of investigation (Fire wallets)

Fire wallets are a product used by magic enthusiasts and are also a novelty item. They have the appearance of a regular leather wallet but when opened they can produce a large flame.
Date published: 
25 Feb 2014

Testing to product standards: Principles for test organisations

This guide is to help test agencies and organisations test consumer goods according to mandatory safety standards and bans.
Date published: 
14 Feb 2014

Portable swimming pools: Supplier guide

This supplier guide provides a summary of the mandatory requirements for the supply of portable swimming pools sold in Australia.
Date published: 
6 Feb 2014