News

11 May 2015

ACCC consults on criteria for accepting international product safety standards

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is consulting on the draft criteria for accepting international product safety standards and risk assessments.
1 May 2015

Global online sweep for product safety

This week the ACCC led the beginning of a coordinated product safety sweep of online shopping websites.
7 Apr 2015

Decommissioning the PSA directory

From the 5th of May 2015 the ACCC will be decommissioning the Product Safety Australia directory.
25 Mar 2015

Safety warning on portable butane 'lunchbox' cookers

With the Easter holidays approaching the ACCC is reminding consumers that State gas regulators have stopped the sale of many portable butane gas 'lunchbox' cookers as they fail some safety requirements of the relevant gas appliance standard. If you own one of these cookers, please stop using it immediately.
23 Mar 2015

Survey for our website users: Product Safety Australia & Recalls Australia websites

The ACCC is in the process of updating and improving both the Product Safety Australia and Recalls Australia websites and is seeking your input via a survey.
24 Feb 2015

Consultation for options to limit consumer exposure to hazardous azo dyes

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is considering options to limit consumer exposure to hazardous azo dyes in certain clothing, textiles and leather goods.

27 Jan 2015

Child safety focus in new guidelines for standards

Newly published guidelines for child safety in standards are now available via the ISO website.
16 Dec 2014

Improved safety standard for bean bags

The Australian Government has announced a new mandatory safety standard for bean bags, to commence on 1 January 2016.
10 Nov 2014

ACCC invites industry consultation on products containing button batteries

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is seeking information from businesses that develop, manufacture or supply products that use button batteries.
24 Oct 2014

Safety guidance on concentrations of particular chemicals in certain consumer goods - now available

The ACCC has released safety guidance on concentrations of particular chemicals in certain consumer goods.