Media releases

12 Oct 2020

First stage quad bike safety measures now mandatory

All new and imported second hand quad bikes sold in Australia must now meet the first stage of the government’s mandatory safety standard after it came into effect on 11 October. 
29 Sep 2020

Urgent safety warning about 6,000 Toyota Corollas just added to Takata recall

The ACCC is warning drivers of an urgent safety risk after about 6,000 Toyota Corollas were added to the existing compulsory recall for vehicles fitted with dangerous Takata PSAN airbags.
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.
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.
5 May 2020

Motorists urged to check for deadly Takata airbags during COVID-19

Nearly 200,000 vehicles fitted with potentially deadly airbags are still on the roads, and more than 8,000 of these are considered so dangerous they should not be driven at all, according to the latest ACCC figures on the compulsory recall of Takata airbags.
19 Mar 2020

Product safety priorities focus on button battery safety

Consumer household products with button batteries, including children’s toys, should have secure battery safety compartments, child resistant packaging and clear information and warning labels, under proposed new mandatory standards put forward by the ACCC for consultation.
25 Feb 2020

Mercedes-Benz failed to initiate a recall of some vehicles with faulty Takata airbags

The ACCC has accepted a court-enforceable undertaking from Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacific Pty Ltd (Mercedes-Benz), after Mercedes-Benz acknowledged it had failed to initiate a recall of certain C class and E class vehicles with faulty Takata airbags, due to spare parts availability, in accordance with the timeframe required under the Takata compulsory recall.