News

19 Sep 2014

Commencement of new mandatory standard for child restraints for use in motor vehicles

The Minister for Small Business has made a new mandatory safety standard for child restraints in motor vehicles which commences on 19 September 2014.
1 Aug 2014

Consultation for the review of the mandatory standard for household cots

The ACCC is reviewing the mandatory safety standard for household cots. Stakeholders are invited to make written submissions on the consultation paper by close of business 15 September 2014.
1 Aug 2014

Consultation for the review of the mandatory standard for prams and strollers

The ACCC is reviewing the mandatory safety standard for prams and strollers. Stakeholders are invited to make written submissions on the consultation paper by close of business 15 September 2014.
1 Aug 2014

Consultation for the review of the mandatory standard for bunk beds

The ACCC is reviewing the mandatory safety standard for bunk beds. Stakeholders are invited to make written submissions on the consultation paper by close of business 15 September 2014.
24 Jun 2014

Consultation for the review of the mandatory standard for child car restraints

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is reviewing the mandatory safety standard for child restraints for use in motor vehicles. Stakeholders are invited to make written submissions on the consultation paper by close of business Friday 18 July 2014.
11 Feb 2014

Survey: Quad bike safety video ideas

The ACCC is inviting Australians aged 18 and over who have recreational quad biking experience to participate in a 10-minute survey. The responses will help develop a consumer video on quad bike safety.
24 Jan 2014

Trolley jacks recalled after failing ACCC testing

Four different types of trolley jacks have been recalled after ACCC surveillance identified a number of products which did not meet the requirements of the mandatory safety standard.
20 Dec 2013

Commencement of new mandatory standard for portable swimming pools

The new mandatory standard for portable swimming pools made by the Commonwealth Assistant Treasurer on 4 January 2013 comes into full effect on 30 March 2014. It prescribes mandatory labelling requirements for portable swimming pools and retail packaging for portable swimming pools.
20 Dec 2013

Survey on baby sling carriers - seeking views of parents & expectant parents

Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is undertaking a consumer survey on parents’ perceptions about using baby sling carriers.
13 Dec 2013

Consultation paper for the review of the mandatory standard for hot water bottles

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is reviewing the mandatory standard for hot water bottles. Stakeholders are encouraged to provide feedback on the consultation paper by close of business Monday 3 February 2014.