News

11 Dec 2018

The ACCC urges safe quad bike riding during summer holidays

Alarmingly, the summer holiday season is one of the most common times for quad bike deaths in Australia.
10 Dec 2018

Safe summer

We want you to have a safe, happy and healthy summer. Many summer products can be unsafe if they are left unattended or aren’t used properly. To have a safe summer, follow our top tips.
15 Nov 2018

Portable pools - Make It Safe

Consumer protection and product safety regulators have joined forces with Royal Life Saving Society - Australia to educate parents and carers about the drowning dangers associated with portable pools, along with tips to keep kids safe.
11 Nov 2018

Buying & selling safe products online: 2018 international campaign

The ACCC is urging consumers and businesses to check that products bought and sold online are safe, as part of an international campaign on product safety risks in e-commerce.
24 Aug 2018

ACCC warns carers to avoid using convertible tricycles to transport children

The ACCC is warning carers to avoid using convertible tricycles to transport children as they do not typically include important safety features required for strollers.
25 Jun 2018

Toppling furniture: lessons from toddler’s tragic death

Toddler Blake Shaw was killed when a freestanding bookcase fell on him in August 2016. His death provides a tragic reminder to all parents and carers to anchor unstable furniture and large TVs.

31 May 2018

Well winter safety tips

Many winter products can be unsafe if they are old, faulty or used incorrectly. Stay safe with our 'well winter' safety tips that can help Australians avoid burns, injury and death, while staying warm in the cooler months.

2 Jan 2018

ACCC surveillance activity targets decorative alcohol fuelled devices

In August 2017, the ACCC undertook surveillance focussing on the supply of decorative alcohol fuelled devices, more commonly known as ethanol burners.

11 Dec 2017

Safe summer essentials

Products and activities common to this time of year can pose accident risks, particularly if you aren't vigilant or fail to identify safety hazards.

21 Nov 2017

ACCC’s surveillance on mini jelly cups containing konjac

The ACCC recently conducted surveillance against the ban on mini jelly cups containing konjac (also known as glucomannan, conjac, konnyaku, konjonac, taro powder and yam flour), having a height or width of less than or equal to 45mm.