Safety alerts

12 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.

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

On 16 March 2017, the Minister for Small Business, the Hon Michael McCormack MP, announced an interim ban on the supply of certain decorative alcohol fuelled devices, also known as ethanol burners, throughout Australia.

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.

7 Jan 2016

Product safety tips for online shopping

Be careful when buying online. Check your purchases meet mandatory Australian requirements.

24 Dec 2015

Safe Summer - choose safe and use safe these holidays

Stay safe this summer by knowing how to check for unsafe products and get tips on how to use common summertime products safely.

18 Dec 2015

Quad bikes: Prepare safe, wear safe, ride safe

Many Australians have died or have been seriously injured from quad bikes (four-wheeled motorbikes) – including children.