Public warning notice on unsafe online child car restraints

Published: 
21 Nov 2011

Parents are warned not to purchase a particular type of child car restraint being sold online that appears to breach Australia’s mandatory safety standards.

Marketed under various names, including ‘Baby Car Seat Pouch’, ‘Portable belt baby car safety seat for 1-5 years old’ and ‘Portable baby car safety seat for 20-40 lbs’, these products are sold through some online retailers and pose potential safety hazards and are likely to fail to protect children adequately in an accident.

Below is the official warning notice details for more information.

If you already have one of these child car restraints, please stop using them immediately and contact the ACCC on 1300 302 502.

There is a mandatory standard for child car restraints in Australia which covers various requirements for design, construction, performance, user instructions, marking and packaging of child car restraints.

Contact details

ACCC Infocentre: 1300 302 502

Attached documents

Consumer Protection Notice 36 of 2011 [ pdf (94.41 KB) ]