News

14 Jul 2016

New mandatory standard to ensure safety of self-balancing scooters

The Minister for Small Business and Assistant Treasurer, the Hon Kelly O'Dwyer, has today introduced a mandatory standard under the Australian Consumer Law to ensure the safety of self-balancing scooters (previously called ‘hoverboards’).

9 May 2016

Consultation on international standards associations to be named in regulations

The ACCC has released a consultation paper seeking stakeholder comments on a list of trusted standards associations to be included in a Regulation.
18 Mar 2016

Interim ban on the supply of unsafe hoverboards imposed

Minister for Small Business and the Assistant Treasurer the Hon Kelly O'Dwyer MP has imposed an interim ban on the supply of unsafe hoverboards.
1 Dec 2015

Mandatory standard for motorcycle helmets revoked

The Commonwealth Minister for Small Business and Assistant Treasurer, Hon Kelly O’Dwyer MP, has revoked the mandatory standard for the supply of motorcycle helmets on 27 November 2015.
30 Nov 2015

Voluntary standard for sunglasses and fashion spectacles under review

Standards Australia is reviewing the voluntary standard for sunglasses and fashion spectacles. Submissions are welcome until 23 December 2015.
17 Nov 2015

Standards Australia reviewing hydraulic trolley jacks, portable vehicle ramps and vehicle support stands voluntary standards

Standards Australia is now accepting public comments on revised draft voluntary standards for hydraulic trolley jacks, portable vehicle ramps and vehicle support stands.
11 Sep 2015

ACCC statement on asbestos in crayons

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has conducted testing on a range of wax crayons and identified traces of asbestos in a number of products.

22 Jul 2015

ACCC publishes criteria for accepting international standards

Following wide consultation the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has published a policy paper on the criteria for accepting international standards as part of mandatory safety standards for consumer goods.
8 Jul 2015

No change to hot water bottle mandatory safety standard

The ACCC has completed its review of the mandatory safety standard for hot water bottles and concluded it should be maintained in its current form.
21 May 2015

Webinar on sourcing safe products

The recent ACCC webinar on sourcing safe products is now available for viewing online.