Safety alerts

22 Jun 2017

Safety Warning Notice on Polaris Youth Quad Bikes

The Minister for Small Business, the Honourable Michael McCormack, has published a Safety Warning Notice on certain models of Polaris youth quad bikes supplied into Australia between 2000 and 2017.

5 Jun 2017

Winter safety

As cooler weather sets in around the country, the ACCC has product safety tips to help Australians be more aware of how they can avoid burns, injury and death while trying to stay warm.

19 May 2017

Tolix replica chair recalls

Consumers are being warned to check if they have the recalled Tolix replica chairs and stools, following continued reports of injuries due to an entrapment point and sharp edges at the base of the legs of the chairs.

28 Apr 2017

Takata airbag recalls affecting Australian consumers

A number of car recalls have been announced in Australia for Takata front passenger and driver airbags. There have been injuries and deaths from faulty Takata airbags.

3 Apr 2017

Toppling furniture and televisions: Anchor them and save a child’s life

Tragically, up to two children die every year from furniture or TVs toppling over.

16 Mar 2017

Decorative alcohol fuelled devices

The Minister for Small Business has further extended  the ban period for the interim ban on the supply of certain decorative alcohol fuelled devices, by a period of 30 days. The extension commences on 15 June 2017.

11 Oct 2016

Samsung Galaxy Note7

Samsung is currently investigating reported issues with replacement Galaxy Note7 phones provided as a remedy following the recall on 6 September 2016.
19 Sep 2016

Button battery national strategy

With the overall objective of reducing incidents of child exposure to button batteries, a National Strategy has been developed by all Australian Consumer Law (ACL) regulators, with the ACCC playing a coordinating role.
13 Sep 2016

Ladder safety matters national campaign

In one year in Australia, 1668 people aged 65 years and over were hospitalised because they fell from a ladder. Sixty-two per cent of those injuries occurred in or around their home.*

14 Jan 2016

Safety Warning Notice on Hoverboards

The Minister for Small Business and Assistant Treasurer, the Honourable Kelly O'Dwyer, has published a Safety Warning Notice on hoverboards.