News

19 Aug 2020

Make sure your quad bikes meet the new safety standard

If you sell quad bikes in Australia, you will soon need to make sure your quad bikes meet certain requirements of the US or EU quad bike standards and have additional information on them to comply with the new safety standard. 
19 Aug 2020

New quad bike safety standard helps you check, compare and take care

136 people have sadly died from quad bike accidents between 2011 and 2019. This is why the Australian Government has introduced a mandatory safety standard for all new quad bikes sold in Australia.
19 Aug 2020

Quad bike fatalities have almost doubled in 2020 compared to last year

In the first six months of 2020, 14 people, including three children, have died in quad bike-related accidents in Australia, compared to eight in the whole of last year. Seven of this year’s fatalities have been in Queensland.
31 Jul 2020

Over 155,000 cars with deadly Takata airbags still on the roads

At least 155,000 vehicles containing potentially deadly Takata airbags are still on our roads and with less than six months before manufacturers are expected to complete their recall of these vehicles, the ACCC is urging consumers to check if their vehicles are affected and if so book them in for replacement.
27 Jul 2020

Assistant Treasurer issues safety warning about dangerous Monster High Ghouls nightie

The Assistant Treasurer, Michael Sukkar, has issued a Safety Warning Notice warning consumers about the serious risk of injury or death involved in the use of the children’s nightwear item ‘Monster High Ghouls nightie’. 
26 Jun 2020

New safety standard for aquatic toys

An updated mandatory safety standard for aquatic toys will help to better protect children using inflatable aquatic toys in and around water.
16 Jun 2020

COVID-19: Supplying hand sanitiser

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has temporarily exempted a particular handrub (also known as hand sanitiser) from the usual regulatory requirements for therapeutic goods.
16 Jun 2020

COVID-19: Safer packaging and labelling guidance for hand sanitiser suppliers

The increase in demand for hand sanitiser during the COVID-19 pandemic has seen some businesses such as distilleries and breweries pivot to produce hand sanitiser products to cater for the demand.
12 Jun 2020

New safety standard for projectile toys

An updated mandatory safety standard for projectile toys has been issued today, designed to protect children from serious eye injuries or choking from toys like bow and arrow sets and toy guns.
1 Jun 2020

Well winter safety tips

Winter is here and that means products like heaters, electric blankets, hot water bottles and heat packs are coming out of storage or being purchased. These products don’t just pose a safety risk if used or stored incorrectly, they can become unsafe when used together, or with other products. Our ‘well winter’ safety tips can help keep you and your family safe and warm.