News

13 Nov 2017

ACCC summary of supplier conference on proposed compulsory recall of specified Takata airbag inflators

On 9 October 2017, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) held a conference with suppliers and interested parties on the proposed Takata recall notice.

13 Nov 2017

Subaru extends Takata recalls

Around 95 000 additional Subaru vehicles have been recalled due to faulty Takata airbags. Subaru owners are urged to check if their VIN has been added to the extended recall.

6 Nov 2017

Toppling furniture: 2017 international campaign

The ACCC is urging parents and carers to anchor unstable furniture and large TVs, as part of an international safety campaign to prevent infant deaths and serious injuries.  

24 Oct 2017

New quad bike safety taskforce

The ACCC has formed a taskforce to consider options for improving quad bike vehicle safety under the Australian Consumer Law (ACL).

21 Jun 2017

Product safety tips for online shopping

When shopping online, we recommend thinking about product safety and checking your purchases meet mandatory Australian requirements.

25 Nov 2016

Safe Summer - have fun and stay safe these holidays

Enjoy a Safe Summer by making sure the products you use are safe for you and your family.

4 Oct 2016

ACCC reviewing 10 mandatory safety standards

Mandatory product safety standards make particular safety or information features on products compulsory.

30 Sep 2016

Online retailers put on notice as ACCC thwarts danger to babies

The consumer product safety watchdog is ensuring Australian babies and children remain safe from injuries caused by unsafe products and clothing. Recent Federal Court decisions have put all traders on notice that the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) is committed and vigorous in conducting its escalating surveillance campaigns.
19 Sep 2016

ACCC urges Australian business to adopt new button battery code

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is urging businesses to adopt a new Code designed to reduce the number of deaths and injuries from children swallowing button batteries in Austral

1 Aug 2016

New website to warn consumers about unsafe products

Welcome to the new and improved Product Safety Australia website—which has combined with the Recalls website—to provide you with a single entry point to national, state and territory product safety and recalls information.