News

21 Sep 2017

Takata airbag recalls affecting Australian consumers

A number of recalls have been announced in Australia for motor vehicles containing Takata airbags. These recalls affect a large number of car makes and models and a small number of motorcycles and trucks.

21 Sep 2017

Takata alpha airbags require immediate replacement

Consumers need to take immediate steps to have their airbags replaced if their car has a Takata ‘alpha’ airbag installed. Alpha bags are a higher risk subset of the Takata bags being recalled.

21 Sep 2017

FAQs on Takata airbag recalls

A number of recalls have been announced in Australia for motor vehicles containing Takata airbags. The following frequently asked questions provide consumers with further information.

21 Sep 2017

Proposed compulsory recall for Takata airbags

Minister for Small Business, Michael McCormack, has today issued a proposed recall notice for a compulsory recall of all vehicles with defective Takata airbags installed, following an ACCC safety investigation. 

31 Jul 2017

Vehicle manufacturer helplines & contact details

A number of car recalls have been announced in Australia for Takata front passenger and driver airbags. If car owners have concerns, they should contact their local dealership or the manufacturer of the vehicle.

27 Jul 2017

ALDI tapware test result update

ALDI commissioned urgent testing by a NATA accredited facility and advised the ACCC on 26 July that the taps have been tested and passed the requirements set out in AS/NZS 4020:2005

24 Jul 2017

ACCC investigating Takata airbag recall

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is urgently seeking information from the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development (DIRD) and car manufacturers regarding Takata airbags at the centre of the largest vehicle recall in history.

10 Jul 2017

Decorative alcohol fuelled devices

Decorative alcohol fuelled devices are designed for domestic use and produce a flame using alcohol as fuel. The devices are primarily used for decoration although larger models also may provide heating.

10 Jul 2017

Safety standard for ethanol burners

A new safety standard for decorative alcohol-fuelled devices, also known as ethanol burners, will ensure consumers’ safety, Small Business Minister Michael McCormack says.

22 Jun 2017

Safety Warning Notice on Polaris Youth Quad Bikes

The Minister for Small Business, the Honourable Michael McCormack, has published a Safety Warning Notice on certain models of Polaris youth quad bikes supplied into Australia between 2000 and 2017.