Media releases

13 Nov 2017

Have your say about improving quad bike safety

Quad bikes riders and industry can make a submission to the ACCC’s quad bike safety investigation, with proposed reforms outlined in an 

7 Nov 2017

Anchor furniture to stop deaths and injuries

The ACCC is co-leading an international safety campaign urging parents and carers to anchor unstable furniture and large TVs to the wall to prevent infant deaths and serious injuries.

20 Oct 2017

Better baby baths and safer sunnies

SAFETY standards for baby bath aids and sunglasses have been strengthened to ensure the safety of consumers in Australia, Minister for Small Business Michael McCormack says.

19 Oct 2017

Minister tells fitness buffs to keep hiking and biking

SAFETY standards for exercise bikes and treadmills have been maintained to ensure the safety of users, Minister for Small Business Michael McCormack says.

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

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.

20 Jun 2017

Polaris quad bikes to be recalled due to asbestos risk

Australian quad bike supplier Polaris has notified the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission of a recall of 12 models in its ‘youth’ range of quad bikes due to the presence of asbestos in

29 May 2017

Thousands of homes remain at risk of house fires

Thousands of homeowners across Australia remain at risk of electrocution or house fires due to faulty Infinity electrical cables installed in their homes.

11 May 2017

Simpler standard for baby dummies and dummy chains

Babies’ dummies and dummy chains will be subject to a single product safety standard following a review by the consumer watchdog, Small Business Minister Michael McCormack says.

8 May 2017

E-cigarette companies to pay penalties

The Federal Court found that each of Joystick, Social-Lites and Elusion contravened the ACL by making representations that their products did not contain harmful carcinogens and toxins, when this was not the case.