Safety alerts

15 Aug 2017

Takata airbag recalls affecting Australian consumers

A number of recalls have been announced in Australia for motor vehicles containing Takata airbags. These recalls affect a large number of car makes and models and a small number of motorcycles and trucks.

6 Aug 2017

FAQs on Takata airbag recalls

A number of recalls have been announced in Australia for motor vehicles containing Takata airbags. The following frequently asked questions provide consumers with further information.

31 Jul 2017

Manufacturer helplines & contact details

A number of car recalls have been announced in Australia for Takata front passenger and driver airbags. If car owners have concerns, they should contact their local dealership or the manufacturer of the vehicle.

27 Jul 2017

ALDI tapware test result update

ALDI commissioned urgent testing by a NATA accredited facility and advised the ACCC on 26 July that the taps have been tested and passed the requirements set out in AS/NZS 4020:2005

10 Jul 2017

Decorative alcohol fuelled devices

Decorative alcohol fuelled devices are designed for domestic use and produce a flame using alcohol as fuel. The devices are primarily used for decoration although larger models also may provide heating.

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.

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.

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.